In my neck of the woods, summer is over and fall is here. It is one of my favorite times of the year. The colors of the trees are beautiful as they begin to change. That’s where I got my inspiration for this layout.
Supplies you will need:
- Die cutting machine, punches, or scissors
- Leaf cut file (Used here is Paige Evans Leaf Wreath), punch, or die
- Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers
- Claret Colorplan 100# cardstock
- Parcel Wrap Kraft 100# cardstock
- Olive Speckletone 100# cardstock
- Bianco Pergamenata Parchment 74# cardstock
- True White Speckletone 80# cardstock (for background)
EK Tools™ ZIG Glue Pen - Squeeze and Roll
- Sewing machine with gold thread
- Gold alpha
To begin, choose your favorite leaf cut file, punch, die, or shape and cut out many of them. I used my Silhouette and cut one of the leaf wreaths out in each color and 2 in the parchment paper. All said I think I ended up with 55 separate leaves to choose from.
For the background, I used the True White Speckletone cardstock. I was looking for a white background that wasn’t a bright white. This was perfect because it has an off-white color with specks in it that makes it look recycled. It made the leaves stand out perfectly, even the parchment ones.
Next, I laid out my leaves. I wanted them to look like they were falling around the page. I tried to alternate the colors so that there weren’t same colors next to each other. I lightly adhered the leaves to the background because I wanted to do some sewing on a few of them. Once I liked the layout, I did some gold stitching on the Paper Bag Kraft cardstock leaves. It gave them some definition. I backed the photo with some of the parchment paper for a light layer. It has been my go to and has quickly replaced vellum for layering. To finish of the layout, I added a title and some SpiegelMom Scraps sequins in a coordinating color.
For a more detailed look at how I made this layout watch the process video!
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