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Falling for Die Cut Leaves

by Hero Arts September 25, 2018 16 Comments

Fall has arrived, and we're thrilled to welcome a very talented guest artist to the blog to share a pair of cards inspired by the season. Please join us in welcoming Debi Adams! Here's Debi to share both modern and classic takes on Thanksgiving cards with die cutting... 

No better way to bring the fall season inside than with the Autumn Icons Fancy Dies by Hero Arts. The diversity of these dies allow them to be made into a trendy, modern look or as a classic, traditional style. Either way, they are a lot of fun to play with and definitely something to “fall” for!

For the first card I used the Sponge Daubers to color the card base with Thanksgiving Letters Layering Ink Cubes. I cut a smaller piece of white cardstock for the top of the card and then die-cut several fall leaves from it. Having all the leaf pieces punched out, I went back in and reattached the leaves with tape to the backside of the area where they had been originally cut. I call this technique the “skeleton” for obvious reasons. I die-cut several more single “skeleton” leaves from a separate piece of white cardstock and adhered them to the mat for a faux-embossed background.

The sentiment from the Color Layering Thanksgiving set (Happy Thanksgiving) was then stamped with Unicorn Pigment ink onto black cardstock to complete the look. Pretty easy.


For the second card I created a 3 3/4” X 5” mat from white cardstock. Using the Thanksgiving Letters Layering Ink Cubes and Sponge Daubers, I created a soft, fall background. For a unique technique, I placed packing tape on the back side of white cardstock and gold poster board and then die-cut the leaves and acorns from the front side. Surprisingly, this prevents the small pieces from falling out but will allow the larger outline to still cut! I colored the one fall Leaf and acorns with ink and left a few leaves white. I attached all leaves including the gold one to the mat using adhesive and foam dots.

The Wonderful Stamp & Cut sentiments were stamped using Intense Black Ink on white cardstock and Unicorn Pigment Ink on black cardstock. I finished the card by trimming the sentiments with the corresponding sentiment dies, attaching them to the mat and attaching the entire mat to a kraft-colored card.

Have you "fallen" for these designs? We sure have! Big thanks to Debi for this beautiful Autumn inspiration. Be sure to come back tomorrow for a second round of cards!





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16 Responses

Mary Fielder
Mary Fielder

October 29, 2018

Love the first card! Will be trying something similar soon.

Crystal Jensen
Crystal Jensen

September 30, 2018

Always on the lookout for a simplistic yet elegant Thanksgiving card like these! Nice creation Hero Arts!

Kelly Santi
Kelly Santi

September 26, 2018

Love this so much – what gorgeous set back stamping!

Pamela Edwards
Pamela Edwards

September 25, 2018

I like both cards. I think I like the first one better. Both are quite creative. The gold on the second one really gives it some pizazz.

Debi Adams
Debi Adams

September 25, 2018

Thank you all for leaving such sweet comments! It was so nice to read them today. I absolutely love this set and only wish I had time to do more projects!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

September 25, 2018

Beautiful card! :)

Susan
Susan

September 25, 2018

Such beautiful cards😁

Jan Castle
Jan Castle

September 25, 2018

Beautiful cards!!!!! TFS!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Margie Higuchi
Margie Higuchi

September 25, 2018

Love anything Debi Adams creates! #FanGirl So these stunning cards are just so wonderful – each with a different take on the die cuts. Of course, I come out inspired! LOL! Looking forward to more <3

Suzann Anderson
Suzann Anderson

September 25, 2018

Love the beautiful leaves 🍁 Great cards too.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

September 25, 2018

Absolutely stunning cards. Thanks for sharing your awesome techniques.

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

September 25, 2018

I’m absolutely falling for the gorgeous cards.

Lagene
Lagene

September 25, 2018

Awesome creation, I love the idea of using packing tape to keep the small pieces in-tact!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

September 25, 2018

Wow both sooooo gorgeous!!! Great Fall colors!!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

September 25, 2018

Awesome Debi. I love both cards but my favorite is the first one. Love the great idea from die cutting and placing back. Thank you so much for sharing.

Helen
Helen

September 25, 2018

These cards are amazing. I just love the creative way you’ve used these die cuts…truly inspiring. tfs