Crafty with Caly: Real Leaves

Hi friends! Welcome to the latest edition of Crafy with Caly! Caly Person has made a GORGEOUS slimline card featuring our new Real Leaves stamp set and has a cool feature with a sponge dauber on how to recreate this effect! Be sure to watch the video for all the details and enjoy!

Hey, Friends! Thanks for joining me today for some multicolored stamping using the Real Leaves stamp set from the Handmade Holiday release!  I love me some stamping and the ability to add colors and depth using a combination of ink colors.

I created a slimline card today to share a few color variations and to show off the realism and details of these gorgeous Real Leaves!  I started with a slimline panel and centered the oak leaf first and then worked my way out from the center to ensure proper spacing.

Be sure to check out the video for this card!

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I used sponge daubers to apply the ink in sections, overlapping them just a tad to get a nice blend between the colors.  When I was done stamping all the variations (2-3 colors per leaf), I quickly splattered the panels with some red ink and white paint for texture.

Simon Says Stamp Dye Ink colors used:  Merlot, Schoolhouse Red, Clementine, Goldenlocks, Fern, Evergreen

For more interest, I wrapped some twine around the bottom of my card to help ground the left images.  I used the Thankful For You die and layered it over the twine in the center of the card.  I die cut the bottom layer using Matte Gold Cardstock and the thankful word using a simple black cardstock.

To finish today’s card, I embellished the leaves with a few sequins from the new Glimmering Pines Sequin Mix.   I hope you like it!  Thanks so much for visiting and spending some time with me today! ~Caly

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Simon Says Clear Stamps REAL LEAVES…
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Simon Says Stamp THANKFUL FOR YOU…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins GLIMMERING…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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RESERVE Simon Says Stamp Cardstock…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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Simon Says Stamp Tape DOT RUNNER AND…
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May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Scor-Tape 0.25 Inch Crafting Tape
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Darice ADHESIVE FOAM 33 Double Sided…
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Tim Holtz SPLAT BOX THSPBX
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Simon Says Stamp 3×4 Inch Square…
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks to Caly for being our guest!

  1. Hi, Caly – I hope you read the comments here at SSS. Very pretty! I thought you inked actual leaves before seeing the video. Nice work!!
    Lori S in PA

  2. Love your colorful leaves. Great idea using finger daubers. The new camera angle showing you applying the ink to the stamps was really helpful.

  3. These leaves do look so realistic. I thought you had used real leaves to stamp with and create the card. The finger dauber certainly made the colors realistic, also. Thank you.

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