Thursday, 1 October 2015

Sizzix - Autumn card with layered leaves

In October we have a new challenge at Country View Challenges. The new theme is: Add some texture. If you fancy just join us and link your textured projects. You can win a £ 20 voucher!

At the beginning of October we have two birthdays in our family. One is my mother's, the other is my mother-in-law's birthday. I have made these autumn textured card for them. 

October is one of the most colourful month of the year. And I really wanted to put all those beautiful autumn colours onto the cards: the red, the yellow and the brown.

For making these cards, I cut out two rectangles from chipboards and I put some modelling paste on the card through the Sizzix Burlap Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz (THS007).

I painted them with two different colours of brown acrylic paints. I put the darker brown mainly to the edges.

I cut out the leaves with Sizzix Bigz Die, Layered Leaf by Tim Holtz (660039) and coloured with aquarelle pencils.

And my leaves after applying wet brush:

When they were completely dry I run them through the Sizzix Big Shot in the embossing folder of the leaves. In the end I rubbed with Tsukineko Memento inks  (Rhubarb, Dandelion). For the yellow leaves I smeared a tiny amount of brown acrylic paint onto them.

From brown cardstock I cut out rectangle tag shapes. I rubbed them a little white Ranger Distress Paint Dabber (Picket Fence). These are the backgrounds for the October (Október) words which were cut out by Sizzix Thinlits 3/4 Tall Alphanumeric Die (660056).

I glued an orange colour cardstocks to the back and sanded the edges.

I also used two stickers from Tim Holtz Big Chat Sticker Book

What I used:

Sizzix Framelits Die, Rectangles (658610)

Tim Holtz Big Chat Sticker Book (TH93192)

Sizzix Framelits Die, Tags by Paula Pascual (658611)

Ranger Distress Dabber Paint (Picket Fence)

acrylic paint

Tsukineko Memento ink pads

Ranger Distress ink pad (Tea Dye)

watercolour pencils


  1. I love the mesh background and your leaves are lovely.
    Alison xx

  2. beautiful texture monika - i love the leaves - i bet these cards will be loved! Hugs rachel x

  3. Love these pages Monika very apt for this time of year. Xxx

  4. Beautiful fall project, love the way you have created texture in the background. Thanks for sharing details.

  5. What beautiful cards, lovely colours and the texture from the burlap stencil and the embossed leaves is just wonderful. They will be treasured by both recipients I am sure, happy birthday to your Mom and mother-in-law! Deb xo


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