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How to Make a Vibrant Artsy Leaves Thanksgiving 5x7 Card: A Complete Tutorial

Thank you so much for joining me for this How to Make a Vibrant Artsy Leaves Thanksgiving 5x7 Card: A Complete Tutorial, Let's jump right in.

I started by creating my 5x7 base, black matte and Two-toned woodgrain cardstock I used for the panel, the panel and matte are about 1/8th of an inch smaller than the layer they go on top of. For the leaves, I used scraps of watercolour cardstock and placed them in my Splat box to contain the spray. For added movement, I misted the cardstock with some water and then used several sprays in vibrant fall colours Fossilized Amber, Flickering Candle, Ripe persimmon, Jack-o-lantern, Lumber Jack Plaid, Tart Cranberry, Cocktail Party, Rustic Wilderness, Merry Mint, Villainous Potion, and Fortune teller.

Once all the watercolour pieces were dry I used five of the leaves from the Artsy Leaves die set, and cut the centre pieces out of black cardstock to add on top for a fun glittery look. After laying out all the leaves on the panel I used both liquid glue and thin 3D foam squares to adhere them. For the sentiment, I die-cut a monochromatic thanks and white heat embossed a sub-sentiment on black cardstock. Once everything was adhered to the card panel and the sentiment added I used a few white pearls to finish off the card design and called this card done. I am really happy with how it turned out and hope you enjoyed seeing it come together. Please feel free to leave me a comment and tell me what you think or anything you want me to know !!

Thank you so much for taking this quick look at my How to Make a Vibrant Artsy Leaves Thanksgiving 5x7 Card: A Complete Tutorial. If you would like a more in-depth look please check out the video below, I also have a complete supplies list in case you want to know exactly what I used. I hope to see you again very soon!!

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Tim Holtz Artsy Leaves Dies

Tim Holtz Black Two-Tone Woodgrain Cardstock

White 110lb Cardstock (Base)

Distress Watercolour Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Simon Says Stamp Black Glitter Cardstock

Ranger Heat Tool

Splat box

Distress Sprayer

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Tim Holtz paper trimmer

Tim Holtz Rotary Trimmer

Sizzix Switch Die cutting machine

Sizzix Standard Multi-purpose Base

Magic mat

Sizzix Chrome Precision Plate

Sizzix Glitter Cutting Plates

Fossilized Amber Distress Spray

Distress Mica Stain Flickering Candle

Ripe Persimmon Distress Spray

Distress Mica Stain Jack-o-Lantern

Lumber Jack Plaid Distress Spray

Distress Mica Stain Tart Cranberry

Distress Mica Stain Cocktail Party

Rustic Wilderness Distress Spray

Distress Mica Stain Merry Mint

Villainous Potion Distress Spray

Distress Fortune Teller Mica Stain

Score Buddy

Teflon bone folder

Tim Holtz Remanent Rub on tool

Art Glitter glue

Fine Glue Tip

Nuvo Deluxe Glue

Thin 3D Foam Squares

Acrylic Block

Nested Circle Dies

Honey Bee Thanks Buzzwords Stamps

Honey Bee Thanks Buzzwords Dies

Versamark ink

Anti-static Powder Bag

Embossing heat tool

Coffee Filters

Brutus Monroe Alabaster White Embossing Powder

Studio Katia Embellishment Wand

Studio Katia Embellishment Tray

Studio Katia Arctic Breeze pearls

Tim Holtz Craft Pick

Grey Reverse Tweezers

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