This week the What Will You Stamp? Challenge is WWYS194 – Falling for Leaves and I must admit it’s not one of my favourites from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalogue. Nevertheless I still had fun creating today’s project for the Design Team.
The Falling for Leaves Stamp Set has a thanksgiving feel and I do like the variety of leaf shapes. For my project though wanted to do something that didn’t immediately make you think of autumn. Just to show how the choice of colour can make a big difference to the feel of a project.
There’s 4 different leaves that can all be cut out using dies from the coordinating Detailed Leaves Thinlits and so I concentrated on these images. Each one was stamped onto Thick Whisper White Card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then cut out with the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform.
Next I chose my colour scheme from my collection of Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers.
I coloured the small leaves and the stem of the large leaf with light and dark Granny Apple Green.
Then I coloured the rest of the large leaf using light and dark Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather.
If you’re familiar with Stampin’ Blends you’ll know that they work by saturating the card so the colours naturally blend together. This means that a large amount of colour can bleed through to the back of the card. Obviously as I wasn’t attaching the leaf to anything I’d need to find a way to hide that bleeding.
I solved my problem with another large leaf die-cut from Thick Whisper White Card. Any bleeding on the smaller leaves wasn’t going to be an issue.
Assembling the gift tag was a simple task. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I layered the two large leaves on top of one another, leaving the stems unglued. Next I chose two of the three smaller leaves and attached them to the larger one behind the stem. Then I fixed the stem of the back leaf to sandwich the smaller ones in place. I decided not to use the the third of the smaller leaves so that will keep for another day.
Next, with a little more liquid glue I secured the smaller leaves to the larger one just where they overlapped.
TENDRILS OF TWINE
To complete the tag I took some pieces of Linen Thread and coated them with liquid glue. Then I wrapped them tightly around the barrel of a pen. I carefully slipped the loops of thread off the pencil and set them aside to dry on a Silicone Craft Sheet.
Once dry, my pieces of Linen Thread were in these cool ‘spring’ shapes. I tied them to another piece of Linen Thread and then tied that to my gift tag.
I did say that the Falling for Leaves Stamp Set wasn’t one of my favourites? Maybe, but I have to admit it’s still a lovely set.
With the bright non-autumn colours I’ve used, it creates a very different feel that I really love. What do you think?
BUNDLE BONUS – The Falling for Leaves Stamp Set and Detailed Leaves Thinlits are available separately, but you’ll save 10% if you buy them using a single bundle item number. For this reason you’ll find links to both options in the product list below.
FALLING FOR LEAVES WWYS194
I created this gift tag as part of the Design Team for the What Will You Stamp? Challenge WWYS194 Falling for Leaves and I can’t wait to see what the other members of the team created.
Although we all use the same stamp set we always seem to come up with very different projects. Often I will develop a new appreciation for a set purely because of what they have made. It’s well worth a look.
If you already have the Falling for Leaves Stamp Set I’d love to see what you can create. Simply use at least one image from the set to create a new project, then upload it to our challenge blog.
At the end of the week we’ll randomly choose one person to be our challenge winner. They’ll get bragging rights, a winners badge for their social media and an invitation to be our Guest Designer two weeks later. It might even be you!