I used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the retired Diagonal Plate to make the diagonal score marks on the card front. Then simply attaching multicolored leaves and stamping a birthday sentiment finished off this card. The leaves are made with Vintage Leaves stamp set and cut out with the matching Leaflets Dies. The sentiment is from the Wetlands stamp set.
The base is Cajun Craze, with a layer of Always Artichoke, then a layer of Very Vanilla. The sentiment was stamped with Cajun Craze ink and the leaves were stamped with Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, and Elegant Eggplant inks. You can see I used a multicolored technique on a couple of the leaves to create interest by dabbing Cherry Cobbler ink around the edges. The actual technique is called Rock & Roll, but I wasn't happy with the effect, so I resorted to just dabbing the darker ink around the edges. The top layer of leaves are popped up using Dimensionals.
Thanks to Wendy Klein for the inspiration for creating this card. You can see her original design here.
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