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Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Materials List

Instructions

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Step 1: Spray Mixed Media Heavystock with Distress Spray Stain and Distress Mica Spray and dry with a Heat-It Tool.

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Step 2: Add a few Droplets of water by pulling the trigger of the Distress Spritzer slowly, blot off with a soft towel and dry with a Heat-It Tool.

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Step 3: Try different color combinations to create the perfect colors of fall.
Yellow – Fossilized Amber, Distress Mica Spray-Tarnish Brass
Orange – Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber, Distress Mica Spray-Tarnish Brass
Green – Peeled Paint, Distress Mica Spray-Tarnish Brass
Fall – Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Distress Mica Spray-Tarnish Brass

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Step 4: Die cut leaves from the colors of your choice using the Fall Foliage Thinlits set.

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Step 5: Ink through the dies to add the veins of the leaves using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Step 6: Ink the edges of the leaves with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Step 7: Position Layering Stencil over Linen background, cover area next to stencil and spray Distress Spray Stain (Antique Linen) and a little Distress Mica Spray (Tarnished Brass) through the stencil. Carefully remove stencil.

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Step 8: Repeat to cover entire background area.

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Step 9: Die cut message as desired, sand and ink the edges with Distress Ink (Gathered Twigs) on a Mini Ink Blending Tool.

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Step 10: Layer background on to base card and adhere with Distress Collage Medium. Adhere message and leaves with Distress Collage Medium.

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Step 11: Continue adhering leaves to card. Embellish with a little twine bow.

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

With the left over cardstock I was able to get another card so I switch it up by using a stamped message.

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Fall Leaves by Richele Christensen

Richele Christensen I’m a California girl and currently live in the Sacramento area with my husband Del. Our children are both married and live close by with their families! I have four beautiful grandchildren.
Ever since I was a little girl I have had a love for art, sewing, quilting, and crafting. I’ve been working in the paper crafting industry since 2001 and it has lead me on an unforgettable journey. I currently have the job of my dreams working as the Project Manager for Tim Holtz. My designs have been displayed by Tim Holtz, Ranger Ink, Stampers Anonymous, Advantus, Sizzix, Hero Arts and I have been published in several papercrafting and quilting magazines. You can visit her at her blog, California Art Girl.