Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves Dies

I got together with some of my favorite crafty friends a couple weeks ago and the Skeleton Leaves Dies from Sizzix were one of the things I just HAD to try out.  I love leaves and these are so delicate and detailed.

I started by using Copics to color an ombre background in three different shades.  Then I die cut the leaves from those colored areas.  

To create some additional interest, I used my negative cut pieces as a type of mask.  I placed those over my cardstock panel, and added some inking in those areas, darker at the base of the leaves and lighter towards the top - to mimic the ombre coloring of the die cuts.

Once that was done, I adhered the leaves over top.

I really like the rich coloring/depth this creates while still keeping the card nice and flat.

The sentiment is from Neat & Tangled's Birch Leaf stamp set and was embossed on chocolate cardstock and popped up with foam tape.

There are just so many gorgeous leaves in this die set, I had to make another card.

Like with the first card, I colored my white cardstock with Copics in an ombre, this time using greens, and then die cut the leaf.

Since this leaf is much larger, and can really carry a card on it's own, I let it.  A bit of gold splatter, and sentiment (from Tim Holtz's Nature's Wonder Leaves set) along with a patterned paper mat that included a bit of gold foil were all it needed.

Love, love, love these dies, don't you?

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