• Cards

    Embossing with Real Leaves

    I went outside the other day and as I was looking at the beautiful leaves I wondered if I could use a real leaf on a card.  Here is what I did to create this card.

    First, find a fresh leaf, I actually pulled mine off of our tree in the front yard.

    Secondly, apply embossing ink to the back of the leaf where you can see the most veins of the leaf.

    Lastly, press the leaf onto your paper and add embossing powder (I used white) over the inked areas. Then heat emboss your creation.

    After heat embossing I used several colors of ink to get a fall color kinda feel for the card. I made my card into a get well type of card, but it could be made into any type of card.