Red Leaf

Susan Robinson
September 1, 2021


Kept thinking of my Mum while making this card. She suffers from dementia, and is not going so well these days. I am hoping that all her memories are still locked inside of her somewhere. She sometimes gets a far off look in her eye and a little smile on her face, so maybe she’s looking through her memories then.

I struggle to conform to standard size cards, so this one I was determined to put onto a C6 folded card. That didn’t leave me any room to matt it though, so I ran a clear embossing ink pad along each edge and embossed it with gold embossing powder instead.

The background for this card, started off the same as the one I used for my recent ‘Wooden Boat’ post. I wished later that I had gold embossed my ‘Falling Leaves’ stamp instead of stamping it in black, as it is so fine. I painted the little leaves in gold.

stamps: Memories Hope Love 4777E by Stamp-it; Falling Leaves G3229 by PSX

dies: Red Leaf by Bo Bunny (set of 3); Autumn Gatherings siz657454 by Tim Holtz; oak punch


Falling Leaves

June 19, 2016


falling leaves 2 009As Summer turns her back, Autumn’s breathe blows gently over the land, sighing seductively round each tree, undressing them slowly of their finery…

Stamps:  “Curled Leaf” F-3100, “Falling Leaves” G-3229, “Crackle” G-3196 all by PSX

Die:  Sizzix Decorative Frames set 657094

Inks: Potting Soil & Sepia Archival pads; Scattered Straw Distress pad

Papers: ivory matt card (7.5×12.2cm), rust (8.4x13cm), green backing card (14.2x20cm), scraps of ivory and dark brown card.

Stamp “Curled Leaf” in dark brown ink onto scrap of ivory card and colour in with pencils. Cover with Distress Crackle Paint. Set aside to dry. When dry, cut leaf out.

Stamp “Falling Leaves” onto bottom half of ivory card in dark brown ink. Colour in with pencils. Sponge around ivory card with Scattered Straw ink. Stamp “Crackle” image around perimeter of rust card in dark brown ink, then layer beneath ivory card. Reg leaves 002

Cut out square frame from sizzix set in dark brown card. Turn over and apply narrow tape to back of smallest one.  Secure ribbon to outer edges of both short sides of frame. Magic mount leaf and place stem through frame. Turn leaf and frame right way up and (keeping them together) position at top of card. Wrap ribbon lengths around to outer edge of card and secure with tape at back.

Magic Mount completed card front (ivory & rust layer) onto green folded backing card. Sponge around edge with Sepia ink. With a paintbrush, apply thin layer of Distress Crackle paint to falling leaves. Set aside to dry.