Versatile Stitched Leaves

The great thing about paper crafting is it isn’t just for card making or scrapbooking, gift-giving. Paper Crafting can also be used for Home Decor too. My projects today use the versatile Stitched Leaves on a battery-operated candle and a coordinating card to go with it.

stitched leaves

Recently a fellow demonstrator, Ann Murry posted a project using Stitched Leaves dies on candles and I loved her project so much, I recreated my own version. You can see Ann’s post HERE.

Stitched Leaves

Some of the Stitched Leaves were used for the candle and some for the card. I paired the leaves with the Autumn Greetings sentiment from Autumn Greetings and embossed it with Copper powder. The background is a piece of World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper stamped with an image from Celebration Tidings with Crumb Cake ink.

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stitched leaves

I started my project by cropping all 6 stitched leaves in each of my four fall colors, Merry Merlot, Terracotta Tile, Old Olive and, Daffodil Delight.

stitched leaves

Next step was to sponge color onto each of the leaves. I only used Merry Merlot on those leaves, but the others I use combinations of all the colors, plus some Early Espresso on the edges.

stitched leaves

I really liked how Ann used thin strips of green cardstock to make curls. I cut Old Olive cardstock to 1/4 x 11 and wrapped it all around a pencil. I push each edge of the cardstock into the Early Espresso stamp pad. This adds some color just to the edges.

stitched leaves

More recent projects

Check out my recent post using the stamp set Love of Leaves that coordinates with Versatile Stitched Leaves dies used today. I even used the same colors.

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.

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