Friday, August 7, 2015

Create Fall Finale!

This is our final day for our weekly theme of "Create Fall". We hope you've been inspired by all the creations you've seen this week from our team. Fall is right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to start making those Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving cards.

Today I have a little tutorial for you featuring the beautiful Oak Leaf and Maple Leaf stencils.


CP811 Creative Palette
NKCRS02 Cling Wired Set
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

DWLL3043 Oak Leaf Stencil
DWLL3044 Maple Leaf Stencil
DWCEP Crackle Embossing Paste
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush
DWNHB-18 1/4" Brush
DWLL332 Picasso
DWDMBP Matte Black Embossing Paste
DWLX7024 Zen Flower
DWDPK Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Memento Inks - Dandelion, Tangelo, Lady Bug, Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves, Potter's Clay (to color the maple leaf)
Chameleon Color Tones Pens - YL2, OR4, RD4, OL3, CB (on the Crackle Paste)
Acrylic Paints
Core'dinations Tea Dye cardstock
Neenah Classic Linen Cover 80# Epic Black 08126 (to use with the Creative Palette)
Neenah Classic Crest Cover 80# Classic Cream 04594
Tonic Ticket corner punch


  1. Fold the Tea Dye card in half to form an A7 card.
  2. Brayer acrylic paints on the Creative Palette and press the black cardstock over it, lay the Zen Flower stencil on the palette and gently brayer more paint over it, press the cardstock back over the stencil and paint, dry well.
  3. Tape the Maple Leaf stencil to cream cardstock and use 1/4" stencil brushes to add color, use an edge of the Picasso tool to add "veins" to the leaf.
    Step 0 Step 1
  4. Lay the Oak Leaf stencil  near the opposite side and tape in place.
    Step 2 Step 3
  5. Apply Matte Black Embossing Paste using a Palette Knife and Paste Spreader.
    Step 6
  6. Remove and clean the stencil, let the paste dry.
    Step 5
  7. Place the clean, dry stencil back over the dry paste and skim a coat of Crackle Paste over the dry Black paste using a Palette Knife and Paste Spreader.
    Step 6
    Step 7
  8. Remove and clean the stencil, let the paste dry, it will crackle as it dries.
    Step 8 Step 9
  9. Color the dry Crackle paste with  Chameleon Pens, use a 1/2" stencil brush to rouge some color around the edges, then stamp with the background stamp from the Wired set, ticket punch the corners and mount on a black mat, then the card front.
  10. Create a fall colored background using the Creative Palette, acrylic paints and a brayer. The Zen Flower stencil was used too to add a pretty pattern to the background.

These designers are falling all over themselves with great ideas to share with you!

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,


Lyn Bernatovich said...

Very cool pasting technique and tutorial Louise!

Janelle Stollfus said...

Gorgeous! I love fall and this makes me excited to see those leaves turning colors soon.

Pammejo said...

Gorgeous!!! I love is my favorite time of the year.

BurningRubber said...

This is so pretty! I am in love with this crackle paste.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is gorgeous Louise! Beautifully stenciled...with such wonderful shading smooth. said...

Such a beautiful effect!