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Distress Ink Smooshed Maple Leaf Slimline Card | Tim Holtz Autumn Blueprints Stamp Set

Hello everyone thank you so much for stopping by, I had a lot of fun making this card and I cannot wait to share it with you so let's jump right in!!

As always I like to cut down my cardstock to start, for my slimline base I like to cut my cardstock to 7 inches by 8.5 inches and score at the 3.5 inch mark making my base 3.5 by 8.5 inches. I also cut down a piece of Neenah Desert storm cardstock with my Deckled Edge trimmer to be 1/4 of inch smaller than my base. I then stamped out the maple leaf from the Autumn Blueprint stamp set five times, 3 times on Distress watercolour cardstock in versafine onyx black ink and 2 times on heavy weight vellum with versamark ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder.

I used three colours of Distress Oxide ink in Salvaged Patina, Kitsch Flamingo and Speckleg Egg and smooched my watercolour panels into the colours, drying in between each layer until I was happy with how they turned out. I then fussy cut out all 5 of the Maple leavesand layed them across my panel trying to decide what layout I wanted. I then adhered the four outter leaves onto the kraft panel with some liquid glue and propped up the centre leave with some thin 3d foam squares.

I wanted to add a bit more to my card so I splashed on some gold watercolour across the whole panel and then added it to the edges of the Desert storm panel as well. I used an acrylic block to stamp down my sentiment and added some Gold Sparkle Crystals to the panel and called this card done. If you would like a more in-depth look at how this card came together please check out the video down below, I also have a full supplies list under the video in case you would like to know exactly what I used.

Thank you so much for stopping by I cannot wait to see you again soon!!


Tim Holtz Autumn Blueprints Stamp Set

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Tim Holtz paper trimmer

Tim Holtz Deckled Edge Trimmer

White 110lb Cardstock (Base)

Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock

Nuvo Deluxe glue

Bearly Art glue


Score Buddy

Teflon Bone Folder

Bazzill 40lb Heavy Weight Velum

Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink

Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide Ink

Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink

Distress watercolour cardstock

Distress Sprayer

CutterBee scissors

Versafine Onyx Black ink

Versamark ink

Anti-static Powder Bag

Embossing heat tool

Ranger white embossing powder

Ranger Heat Tool

Simon Says Stamp All Season Trees Stamp set

Acrylic Blocks

Fan Brush

FineTec Pearlescent Watercolours

Zen 8" round watercolour brush

Thin 3D Foam Squares

Replacement non-stick mat

Studio Katia Embellishment Wand

Studio Katia Triangle Tray

Studio Katia Gold Sparkle Crystals

Splat Box

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