With the arrival of Autumn here in Country Antrim the colours all around are amazing!
I've been gathering leaves,berries,acorns,beech nut,chestnuts etc and enjoying drawing them as and when I get time.
I've also been having a look at my Tonic Studios tools and punches to make an Autumn card.
The image I chose to work with this time is Maple Leaf which I drew a few days ago and you can find it with lots of others on my digi site A Passion for Stamps.
This is a little tutorial of how I made the card using the Tonic Studios Mini Trimmer and Furled Leaf Punch
|1. Print out digi image, colour and then cut out with Tonic Studios scissors|
|2. Mark the paper you have chosen to use for the basket weave at 1cm intervals|
|3. Cut into strips with the Tonic Studios Mini Trimmer|
|4. Put double-sided sticky tape along one edge.|
|5. Stick down the strips vertically as close to each other as possible leaving an overlap at the top|
|6. Now create the basketweave effect by inserting the horizontal strips as shown in the photo above.|
|7. When all the strips have been added, turn it over and add DST to all edges of the back. Then fold all the edges over and stick down to create a neat square on the right side.|
|8. Finished basket weave panel.|
|9. Adhere some raffia to the panel (sticking down in one point only) and then add the coloured digi image on 3D foam pads for dimension.|
|10. Using the Furled Leaf Simplicity Geared Punch punch out several shapes|
|11. Draw veins with a fineliner and colour the leaves with the same colours of pens as used for the main image|
|12. Tuck these little leaves randomly into the basket weave to give the effect of falling leaves .Then stick this panel down onto a base card which has had a square of matching paper added.|