Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tutorial on Coloring Autumn Leaves

This card was created using some new stamps I just received from Joan's Gardens.  I used three Heartfelt Creations stamp sets:  "Open Falling Leaves PreCut Set"; "Elegant Autumn Swirl Leaves PreCut Set"; and "Pumpkin/Autumn Vines PreCut Set". 

I have prepared a tutorial below to show you how to color the leaves, but first I will tell you about the card.  I started off with a piece of design paper from Basic Grey and gold embossed the swirl from the "Elegant Autumn Swirls Leaves" stamp set. Isn't it gorgeous!  I added leaves over the gold embossed leaves from the leaves shown below in the tutorial.  One of each size pumpkins from the "Pumpkin/Autumn Vines" set were stamped with Vivid brown ink and colored with Copics.  There are matching Heartfelt Creations "Pumpkins Nestabilities" to cut the pumpkins out.  Additional leaves from the "Elegant Autumn Swirls Leaves" set were scattered around the base of the pumpkins.  A bow and a few pearls were added to complete the card.


Stamp the leaves from the Heartfelt Creations "Open Falling Leaves PreCut Set" using brown ink onto glossy card stock.

You can use any autumn colors you want on your leaves blending yellows, oranges, reds, and greens.  To apply the color, using sponge daubers to sponge color on in small areas.  In this photo I have used yellow ink.

Next I sponged on orange ink to a small portion of each leaf.  You can go out of the lines because you are going to use the matching dies to cut the leaves out.

In this photo I have added some red ink.  You want to blend the colors together.

Here I have sponged on some green ink. 

Here I have used a pumpkin ink and blended all the colors together.  You can use any light color such as any shade of yellow or orange.  You want to completely go over all the colors on each leaf to really blend all the colors together.

Here I have stamped more leaves and used  different colors so I could have a variety of colored leaves. They look so different after they are cut out and arranged on your project, don't they (see card). 

It is so much fun to work with Heartfelt Creations stamp sets because they also have matching Spellbinder dies to cut out the images.  This is such a quick and easy way to cut out your images so you can arrange them to create one of a kind cards or projects.

I hope this tutorial is helpful.  I'd love it if you would leave a comment at the bottom of this post and let me know.

Joan Fricker, from Joan's Gardens has a large selection of these wonderful stamps and dies in her store.  Click this link to see all the new HeartFelt Creations that have just been released plus get a sneak preview of future sets coming out.  I know you will love them all! 

SUPPLIES:  Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies; glossy card stock, sponge daubers, Basic Grey Design Paper, and Detail Gold Embossing Power can all be purchased from Joan's Gardens. 

 GREAT NEWS:  Today Joan announced that Emma Lou Beechy, owner/designer from Heartfelt Creations is going to be conducting a workshop at Joan's Gardens on October 16 from 9 to 5.  She is a fantastic designer and I'm sure you won't want to miss this workshop; it is filling up quickly so be sure to check out all the information here.


Joan Fricker said...

Selma, this card is absolutely gorgeous! The tutorial is fabulous and a great help. I love everything about it!!!!

Newbie said...

Your tutorial is GREAT and the card is GEORGEOUS! Everything looks so real. Thank you for showing us how to attain the "look"!

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card!!!! I love those colors! Your tutorial is fantastic and I so appreciate you sharing your knowledge. "Hugs" Carol

HappyCrafter said...

This is a gorgeous card, and I really like the technique you are using to colour the leaves, thanks so much for the tutorial!

Kerrie said...

thanks for the tutorial, the autumn leaves a gorgeous,

Colleen said...

How wonderful this card is. I'm so looking forward to purchasing more HFC stamps and dies. Just have to wait for the budget to catch up with the list LOL. Great instructions on how to get the look of fall leaves.

Karen W said...

This is just gorgeous!!! Beautiful job on the leaves and everything.

Christine said...

Great tutorial! Beautiful cardS!

Anonymous said...

Selma, you are the most creatively fertile person I follow. I am always amazed at what you come up with next! Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


Donna said...

Gorgeous card, Selma! Thanks for the tutorial!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous card, Selma! That tutorial will be so helpful. I am going to a show on the 10th of Oct. and cant wait to see the new HFC goodies!

Anonymous said...

Awesome, Selma.
I am going to stop at Joan's Garden tomorrow. Even though I thought I did not need the Fall collection, I may have to have it. You know how it is. You make it look very doable.
Thanks for Sharing.
Colleen Horner

Jessie said...

Beautiful card and awesome tutorial!

Blissmade Designs said...

Love the way you colored your leaves! Thanks for the tutorial!

Melanie said...

great tutorial, Selma!!!

Nina said...

This card is just stunning! Love your leaves and oh all that cut out! But well worth the effort placed into it! Beauiful!

mlyncroft said...

Oh Selma - you are so special! I am a fairly new stamper but your work stands out at the top for me. How many years did it take for you to learn so much? I am 85 and haven't got alot of time left!!!


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