Elegant card with leaves for August slimline challenge

Card with leaves for MFT August Slimline Challenge.

Today I’m sharing an elegant card with autumn leaves that I made for the August Slimline Challenge at the MFT Blog.

This month’s theme is autumn, which is my favorite season. Is there anything more beautiful than taking a walk through a forest on a crisp October morning? The colors are absolutely amazing!

Elegant card with leaves for My Favorite Things.

I started by grabbing a couple of sheets of Ken Oliver Watercolor Paper and a bunch of Premium Dye Inks, which you can see in the gallery at the end of this post, and went to work…

Elegant card with leaves and a black background.

After I was done ink smooshing and blending, I die cut a bunch of leaves with the Falling Leaves Die-namics. I inked the edges of the leaves with Kraft Premium Dye Ink so that no white would show and spoil the realism.

Card with black brick background and colorful autumn leaves.

For the background I went with the Slimline English Brick Wall Stencil and black tinsel embossing powder on Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock. After I was done with the embossing, I die cut my panel with the largest die from the Slimline Double Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. I then adhered it to an 8 1/2″ x 7″ card base (21,6cm x 17,8cm) of the same card stock and added the leaves.

Close up of elegant slimline card with autumn leaves.

Next, I heat embossed one of the phrases from the Autumn Blessings stamp set on a banner of Heavyweight Translucent Vellum in copper. I hid two layers of mini glue dots behind some of the words to adhere it to my card.

Cenital view of elegant card with autumn leaves.

As a last touch I scattered black rhinestones around the leaves. I love how they pop against the dark background. You might want to have a look at THIS card with a similar look before you go. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to head on to the MFT Blog for more inspiration from the DT.

List of MFT supplies used for elegant card with leaves


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