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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Mixed Media Fallen Leaves

This week is Lovely Leaves week for the Stampendous Team. We are sharing our fun projects with the newest PenPattern Leaves, Jumbo Leaves and matching dies. I made this fancy little card for Mix-Ability Challenge I hosted a few weeks ago and surprisingly enough it didn't fit the challenge. LOL So I made up another sample for that and held this one back to post for you this week!

Special update: Stampendous webstore is awaiting the restock of PenPattern Leaves (and it's companion products Jumbo Leaves and Leaves Die Cuts) that are expected to arrive this week. There are online stores that have these products in stock and you can find the list in Tuesday's blog post on the Stampendous blog.


From Stampendous

CRS5068 PenPattern Leaves (Free Template Included)
CP811 Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle


White Sulphite Paper by Pacon®
Gray Cardstock by Wausau®
Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Acrylic Paints by Deco Arts® (True Red, Garden Green, Citron Green, Royal Purple, Charcoal Gray, Snow White)
Zip-Dray™ by Beacon Adhesives®


  1. Create a card base by cutting a letter size cardstock in landscape orientation at 5 1/2 inches. This makes two pieces the same size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Take one piece and fold the 8 1/2 inch length in half to a finished size of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Set aside folded card base and store the other piece for another project.
  2. Create a monoprint by spreading paints on the Creative Palette with a brayer. Charcoal Gray, Snow White and sparse drops of Citron Green and True Red were used for this sample, but with monoprinting no two prints come out alike. Set aside to dry.
  3. Trim monoprint to 5 1/4 x 4 inches.
  4. Remove the free template from the PenPattern Leaves packaging. There are three leave masks in the template sheet to remove and return to the packaging for storage. You will be using the template sheet to stencil the leaf shapes onto the trimmed monoprint paper.
  5. Before stenciling, check the orientation of the template so it will be the same direction as the stamped image.
  6. Position the template where you want it and begin stenciling the darker colors (red, purple and garden green) allowing the paint to dry between leaves. Once dry repeat with the light green paint and let dry.
  7. Stamp the PenPattern Leaves with Onyx Black ink over the light green stenciled leaves. Let dry.
  8. Glue the monoprint paper to the card base.

If you happen to be curious about the card I ended up using for the Mix-Ability Challenge it's here.

Stamps: PenPattern Leaves (Stampendous)
Paper: White Sulphite paper (Pacon), Gray Cardstock (Wausau)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Creative Palette (Stampendous), Acrylic Paints (Deco Arts), brayer, Zip-Dry Glue (Beacon Adhesives)

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  1. The background you created on this card is wonderful. Perfect for these beautiful leaves.

  2. I love everything about this gorgeous card!! The green leaves really pop against the fabulous background! TFS!


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