Sunday, September 26, 2021

Crumpled Pile of Leaves

Today, I'm sharing this crumpled, wrinkled, torn pile of leaves card with you.  It's really fun to make distressed backgrounds like this.  First, I stamped the Pile of Leaves from Technique Junkies with a permanent brown ink and let it dry.  Then I smooshed some distress inks onto a craft mat, spritzed them with water, and pressed my stamped paper into the inks.  The distress ink colors I used are Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, and Broken China.  

Once my paper was covered with ink, I set it aside to let it dry completely.  Then I crumpled it up into a ball and carefully opened it up again, making sure to leave some of the texture in the paper.  I dragged a brown ink pad across the paper so it would catch some of the raised areas.  I also tore the edges off and dragged the brown ink pad around the edges.  After it was completely dry, I adhered it to a brown card base.  I did not flatten it down - you can see where some areas are sticking up.  I wanted to keep that awesome texture, so I used a lot of glue and pressed it down in just a few areas to make sure it stays stuck to the card.  Then I added the ribbon and the beautiful sentiment from the Leaf Corner Sentiments set.

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