A dazzling example of a fall colored leaf gracefully placed as a central focal point on this card. Orange, red, and brown dominate the color scheme which is offset by the pearl shimmer of the frame that holds the leaf. A plain sentiment tucked below and embossed in black quietly pops out at you. Sparkling amber colored rhinestones add allure as you imagine them as dew drops on a chilly Fall morning.

Front of finished Hello card with autumn leaf


  1. Cut piece of white linen paper to 3 7/8X 5 1/8.
  2. Cut a 2 ¼ x 3 ½ frame out of pearl patterned card.
  3. Cut a 1 ¼ x 2 ½ window out of the linen panel under where the frame will go.
  4. Cut a piece of 140lb watercolor paper for the back of the rectangle and color with fall colored distress ink.
  5. Cut a leaf out of 140lb watercolor paper and color with distress inks. Put distress ink on nonstick pad, spray lightly with water and place the watercolor paper on top.
  6. Dry each color of distress ink before adding the next wising the same technique as above.


  1. Stamp and emboss sentiment in black ink and emboss.
  2. Attach back colored panel to white linen with quick dry crafters glue.
  3. Using dimensional tape attach pearl frame over colored cut out panel.
  4. Using dimensional tape attach the leaf to the card.
  5. Glue on rhinestones to finish.
  6. Attach entire panel to card.


Paper: A2 card, white linen card, patterned pearl stamped card, 140lb watercolor paper Stamps: Hello – Stampendous Ink: Black Embossing powder: Black – Recollections Dies: Leaf – Sizzix Alterations Bigz Die, Tattered leaves, frame die – Lawn Fawn, rectangle die – spellbinders Accessories & Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun, distress inks, dimensional tape, craft glue, 3mm rhinestone


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