Monday, July 13, 2020

Leafy Branch Papered and Painted

I have made a couple cards using the beautiful new Simon Says Stamp Leafy Branch from Simon's newest Send Happiness release... 
The first card, I simply die cut pieces in six colors to make a rainbow branch.  For both cards, I die cut the branch four times, only leaving all the pieces in the die cut outline, from one of the die cuts.  On the one with all the pieces, I used my Tombow adhesive runner, and carefully covered the entire die with adhesive.  I then laid one of the remaining die cuts(minus the leaf pieces) on top of that  Then I placed the colored leaves into the already adhesived spaces.  I then adhered the two remaining die cuts together, and then to the colored die cut branch.  I added a few clear tonic drops, and into a frame made with the Simon A7 Thin Frames diet(the outer die cut piece I layered four times.   Here's a closeup...
The second one, I used my watercolor paints to paint the leaves of the branch different metallic colors...
I used a piece of watercolor paper and embossed it with the branch, so I had the image on the paper to color.  I used a silver and two golds to color the leaves.  After the inks dried, I then put the branch die back over the paper that I had painted, die cut it, and placed the pieces in the adhesived branch.  Oh, you need to have a metal adaptor plate to get a really good cut with this die, as it is pretty intricate in between the leaves.  I used a sentiment from the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set, embossing with both gold and silver embossing powders.  It was so hard to get a great pic of the color and shine of the paints, but it does look pretty IRL.  I added some white Tonic drops.  Here's a close up...
So much fun...hope you are doing well...please stay safe!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


  1. Beautiful, Lisa. I like the colored one the best. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lovely cards. Thanks so much.

  3. Lisa - doing a bit of binge catching up with your cards. They are so beautiful. Such style!! I bet you look classic whenever you go out!

  4. Really nice Lisa. Great design and colors schemes.Keep em rolling.


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