I fell in love with the scrapbook page on page 33 of the Holiday Catalog as soon as I got the catalog in the mail. I knew then, that I would use it for my scrapbook club. Then, at convention, they showed us how to do a neat technique with leaves, so I just had to put it all together. The leaves use the new set, Wonderfall, and the Bigz Die, Autumn Accents, also on page 33 of the Holiday Catalog. I couldn't wait to get them all, along with the new Woodgrain textured impressions embossing folder...I just ordered the whole page! I just couldn't help myself! It really is my favorite time of the year!
Before I show you the page, I want to show you how to make the leaves.
First, cut the leaf out of Very Vanilla card stock with the Autumn Accents die, then ink the stamp and lay the cut piece over the back of the stamp. I used my bone folder to make sure that it was inked all the way around. It's really much easier to line up the image with the stamp then trying to stamp it first, then do the cutting. The new ink pads give it such vibrant color too.
Then shade all the edges with a darker ink. I used the More Mustard to stamp the leaves, then the Cajun Craze to shade it with.
Then crumple the leaves all up. You should have heard the gasp that went through the crowd when she did this on stage at convention! Go ahead, you can do it!
Then, gently unfold it and lay the darker ink pad over the top of the leaf to bring out the veins that were made from crumpling it.
Isn't that just the neatest leaf?? I love this technique! It gives the leaves such great texture!
Then, I experimented with the Spider Web embossing folder. I have seen it used for making the veins in leaves, and wanted to try it with this set.
Here, I stamped the leaf first with the Summer Starfruit In Color ink, shaded it with the More Mustard, and textured it with the embossing folder. Just be sure to get your veins going the right direction when you put it in the folder. Then I touched the leaf with the More Mustard ink pad to bring out the veins in the leaf! Cool, huh?!
The acorn was stamped off with Chocolate Chip (ink the stamp, then stamp some of the ink off to give it a lighter color), shaded it with Early Espresso, then stamped another one (without stamping off this time) in Early Espresso. I cut the acorn along the dividing line, added a dimensional to the middle of it, and taped down the edges to give it a little more rounded look.
Then, put it all together with lots of dimensionals to give the page tons of texture. Here it is, my favorite page of all times, complete with pictures of one of my favorite kids of all times, my Grandson, Collin.
Isn't he cute??
I shaded around the letters with the More Mustard ink pad to give them a little more color, cut them out of the tag board that comes in the back of the DSP and out of the Newsprint paper, then popped them up on dimensionals to give them a little more lift. I wish you could see it in person!
I had so many cute pictures, I had to make a second page too! I just need to add a little journaling on the second page with dates, places, etc. to finish it all off. Collin really does the title justice...HAPPINESS!