Sep 03 2017

Falling Leaves – by Sharon Johnson

These two cards were used as our Saturday class cards a few weeks back. We had a lot of fun with them. The leaves are Copic colored, the card base is background stamped, and we played with our Distress Oxide Inks for the inset backgrounds. One was smooshed and one was stenciled. And some die cutting and heat embossing finished them off. Here they are:


The wreaths were fun to use as a base for our pretty fall leaves.

Each card uses a different wreath, and both wreaths are included in the same die set.

I LOVE the coloration on these cards.

Both the smooshed background (this card) and the stenciled background (card below) were done on kraft paper. It offers such a warm, mildly glowing end result that I just LOVED!

And that’s the beauty of the Oxide Inks. You can use them on darker paper, still see the colors, and get some gorgeous results!

If you’ve never smooshed with Oxide inks, Heidi shows us how here.


For both cards we used a single leaf stamp to background stamp the exposed card base edges.

Here we used a woodgrain stencil on kraft to create the realistic looking wood.

Popping up the Copic colored leaves, sentiment and adding some fun enamel dots finish it off.

Here’s my supply list:

Stamps: Harvest by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps (Leaves and Autumn)

Extra Grand Sentiments by JustRite (Happy Birthday)

Dies: Harvest by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Wreath by Spellbinders

Stencil: Tim Holtz Layering StencilWoodgrain

Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock

Colored Cardstock – Kraft, Brown, Mustard, Rust

Ink: Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black (image to Copic color)

VersaMark embossed with Super Fine Embossing Powder – White (Happy Birthday)

(Used EK Success Powder Tool as anti-static before embossing)

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

(Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain)

(Used with Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet and Mini Ink Blending Tool)

Ribbon: May Arts Burlap String – Yellow

Embellishments: Enamel Dots – variety used

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Adhesives:  EZ Runner, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, 3D Foam Squares

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Harvest by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Several purchase options are available so you can pick up just what you need.

Find all Stamp Simply autumn themed stamps and dies here.

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Find all autumn themed items in stock here.


Extra Grand Sentiments small cling stamp set by JustRite

Find the companion Extra Grand Holiday Sentiments here.


Spellbinders Wreath

I used both of the wreaths on my two cards shown today.

What a wonderful twiggy wreath for year-round use – LOVE this one!

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Tim Holtz Layering StencilWoodgrain

Find all stencils in stock here.

SMseries Burlap String 429500

May Arts Burlap String – Yellow used today

This string is perfect for your autumn and winter creations.

It is available by the yard, spool or in a number of fun sampler packages – check it out!

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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink

We stock all 24 colors – both releases of 12 each are in stock!

Get all 12 colors for the price of 10 when you purchase the bundle.

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Reinkers are in stock as well.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.


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3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Falling Leaves – by Sharon Johnson”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    Gorgeous cards Sharon, I’m sure those taking the class were thrilled with their finished cards, the designs are both beautiful!

  2. Cynthia D says:

    This is a very pretty card! 🍁 You have me interested in that beautiful wreath die by Spellbinders.

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