Where did July go? Time passes so quickly lately and here we are welcoming August once again. The Sr. Team at Papertrey Ink are revisiting the Leaf Prints stamp set...one of my favorite because of yes, you guessed it, my love of all things autumn. I chose to try and use this set in a couple of non-traditional ways just to trick my own brain in to thinking I didn't have to hide it away and use it only for fall projects and in the months of October and November...I feel so much better now :)
I created a heart shaped wreath wrapped in wired burlap and embellished with die-cut and hand stamped leaves. Some leaves are cut from Vintage Cream felt, others from vellum, a couple from Vintage Cream cardstock and stamped in Sweet Blush with a light dusting of Mica Flakes, and then lastly, a few cut from Dearest Jane patterned paper and embossed in gold.
This project was inspired by an oh, so beautiful wreath I have had pinned for a few months now...I adore the original, created by someone I have long admired, Catherine Scanlon.
(photo from spottedcanary)
My next project uses Leaf Prints and coordinating dies on a card and was inspired by another Pinterest lovely...
(photo from danamadeit)
I used Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, and Classic Kraft ink, and Autumn Rose felt. The Guide Lines Grid Impression Plate was used after my stamping, and then the Edgers #3 die was used along the bottom edge to dress it up a bit. The Fresh Alphabet stamp set was used to spell out "You" and after die cutting the leaf from Autumn Rose felt, I used the Heart Prints die collection and cut a heart out of the leaf and then added that heart to stand in place of the letter "O".
Once again I used the negative space left from my Modern Alphabet die along with the Tiny Tags die collection, and the Little Bitty Bird stamp set and an image from the First Fruits stamp set. A tiny touch of Dearest Jane and Fine Linen Gingham brought in just enough pattern and character to finish it all off.
Be sure to stop by the blogs of the other Sr. Team members to see what they've created for you:
Enjoy your day!