Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Silhouette Technique - Fall Leaves

For this card I did a reverse silhouette in the sense that the leaves are a light color against a dark background. I wanted to represent a fall breeze and the idea of falling leaves. I found the swirl embossing folder perfect for creating that effect without adding color thus allowing the leaves to take center stage.

To create the swirl layer, cut brown card-stock to size and run through Sizzix with a swirl patterned folder. Spray with a copper shimmer spray then edge in brown ink.

Leaves: sponge Distress Inks (tea dye, rusty hinge, wild honey, and old paper) randomly on a piece of white card-stock. Cover completely then mist with a copper shimmer. Allow to dry before die-cutting with a leaf pattern.

The sentiment is stamped in brown on a piece of kraft card-stock that was die-cut and sponged with Distress Ink in wild honey and rusty hinge.

Lisa :)


  1. beautiful card and fabulous colors.

    greetings karin

  2. The copper on the swirled background is terrific with these fall leaves! Wowza on the ribbon treatment! Kudos!!