Michelle Last

Autumn Leaves using Woodland Embossing Folder for Global Design Project #GDP006

It is sketch challenge time again and this weeks sketch was a little different to the norm.  I took a look at the sketch and went to bed to think about ideas and this is what came to me!

Woodland Embossing Folder Autumn

I adore the woodland embossing folder and I have not used it nearly enough of late so was itching to get it out again.  And the Holly Stene’s wonderful project from a previous week got me thinking when I saw the leaf diecuts from the pillowbox die set.  Here is the sketch –

#GDP006 Global Design Project

We would love you to join in and make something using this sketch.  You have until Saturday to load your entry and please visit the Global Design Project Challenge Blog to find out how easy it is!

I used a combination of the gorgeous grunge stamp set and a sponge dauber to ink the tree trunks (see my previous video on how to Ink a raised embossed image here).  I then set to work cutting out the leaves in lots of autumnal colours.  It is pretty quick to do it too as there are 3 leaves on the die.

Finally I used the sentiment from Peaceful Pines and simply took out some of the words as it would have been too long.

I hope you like my card and please pop over to the challenge blog to see what all the other talented design team members have made this week.

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  1. This is awesome Michelle! I love the colors and your bunch of leaves stacked up at the angle is perfect for the sketch. Fantastic design! 🙂

  2. I love the elements and the different techniques you have used in your card Michelle, I like to use different elements and it really gives some lovely layers to your card. Ange

  3. Oh wow Michelle, love it !! Just adore the autumn colours, my time of year……

    hugs Diane xx

  4. Linda Reynolds says:

    You’ve saved my bacon again Michelle, husbands 75th birthday next Monday and I wanted to do something different from fishing and cars etc. Love all the colours just like in Canada.
    more hugs. Linda xx

  5. I love your card Michelle ! I guess it was a *** of a job to cut out all the leaves, I would never thought of using the leaves like that, great job ! x

  6. Very fun and creative idea! Your card is stunning with all your leaves and your painted trees. I’m off to watch your video on how to create such a fabulous background!

  7. Jess Williams says:

    This card is SO brilliant I don’t even know where to start. Such a fab idea to use the leaves all built up like that, and the colouring of the trees – swoon!
    Perfection! x

  8. Your card is stunning, awesome and brilliant. Love it.
    Hugs Tanja
    greetings from Germany

  9. Teneale Williams says:

    I adore this card, you got very creative with the sketch and I love that you made it work for you.

  10. Michelle, I love how you interpreted this sketch…I didn’t even notice that little leaf die with the pillow box until now, LOL! I think this card is amazing! Hugs!

  11. so wonderful! I love your card ❤︎

  12. I have said it before and I will say it again – I love how your mind works!! I just want to jump right into that pile of leaves! Such a wonderful take on this weeks sketch Michelle ♥

  13. I always love your thinking….you amaze me with each and every single creation Michelle. I know I probably sound like a broken record, but it’s true. A gorgeous card as always. Louise xo

  14. Marlene Goulder says:

    This is such a great card, I love the leaves & autumn (fall) is my favourite season!

  15. Simply beautiful.

  16. Michelle – I love your interpretation of this sketch. The leaves are a creative and super-fun way to fill in the lower corner. I’m so honored to be on the Global Design Project team with you.

  17. Michelle, I love your card so much. It inspired my snow-themed card. The tree trunks are so well-painted and the colors of those leaves are everything I love about Fall. S happy to be a part of the Global Design Project with you.

  18. I love how you colored the trees Michelle! I can almost feel the papery texture of the bark by looking at it. Fabulous abundance of leaves in gorgeous fall colors.

  19. hello Michelle – a truly beautiful card and those trees look so real as to be almost leaping off the card. It has given me food for thought as well as to what hidden gems I haven’t considered either.. and with me struggling with an Autumn themed challenge such a fabulous idea as well.
    Jan x