The Fall leaves are stunning and everywhere we look there is a vibrant burst of color. We love that we get 4 seasons in NW Arkansas, but we know not everyone has the joy of colorful leaves, brisk nights and the smell of autumn. For those who don’t, you can capture a bit of the feeling by creating your own Fall leaves. For those who do experience the Autumn season you can capture the moment because we all know that they are here for such a short time then the leaves fall to the ground and we prepare for winter to come.
Crew Member Viktoriya Porechnaya shows us a few clever ways to capture the beauty of Autumn and create handmade cards you can share with friends and family. If you are preparing for the upcoming Thanksgiving feast, maybe you can use this idea to create lovely place cards, buffet food signs or other decor for your festivities.
Viktoriya explores other ways to use Tattered Angels Mists and shows us how through these beautiful cards. She will show us how to make the background of Fall leaves and the simple touches that make each one so sweet. The techniques are the same, but the cards are different so consider making one for each guest. Maybe you can fill them with a note of what you are thankful for – Them!!!!
A fan of the Tattered Angels Calendar Kits, Viktoriya grabbed her set of mists from the Pumpkin Patch Calendar Kit and started creating. These kits have 4 different mists and there are paint kits too with a range of paints, all designed around the calendar year and the colors you might need for each event or season.
I used leftovers of mists and water for creating watercolour background and cut more falling leaves with my Big Shot for another card. My cards in trendy CAS style let your fantasy fly away and make something extraordinary!
Tools Used: Big Shot Machine ; Stamps; Acrylic block for stamping; Scissors
Step 1 – Sprinkle different TA mists onto a plastic office file. I choose fall color mists from Pumpkin Patch Calendar kit.
Step 2 – Using a clear stamp on an acrylic block makes it easy to dip in and blend colors.
Step 3 – Stamp leaves on white cardstock in different colors using different types of leaf stamps.
Step 4 – You can make a full background for your card or only leaf strips.
Step 6 – Dry with a heating tool or let dry naturally. Then add stamps with Archival ink to background and for cutting.
Step 7 – Add die-cuts, sequins and other embellishments to create your cards. I created CAS Autumn cards.
Here is another version with the same techniques – love that each card can be done with its own style.
Victoria did not want to waste the extra paint so she did this….Color spots on file after stamping are in beautiful Fall colors. Sucha pity to wash it off! Wet watercolour paper and sprinkle water on file. Then put the paper onto file and press down. Move it slightly off and let it dry.
Step 9 – Using the paper when dry, cut leaves using Big Shot or scissors. And you can stamp it too. The detail in the stamps looks amazing with the painted paper.
Step 10 – Use it for decorating another card from Canvas Corp cardstock.
Love all the Autumn cards and different ways to use Tattered Angels mists.
We are sad that the leaves must go to make way for the snow, but these cherished cards will help us remember the beauty of the fall. You can use the same techniques to make scrapbook layouts, mixed media backgrounds or stamp on canvas, table runners or other decorative elements.
To see more of Viktoriya Porechnaya’s work – visit her blog and her Instagram account.