Autumn and Fall bring lots of joy to me. The change from hot to nice, oodles of harvest goodies, colors on the mountain, sweaters, and more...We haven't seen lots of color on the mountains for the last 15 years, but we're going to make the most of the colors this year. Golds, deep orange, reds and even a few shades of purple will replace the green that now graces the sides of the mountains to the east of us.
Teresa Collins A6 folder (Herringbone)
eBrush and siphon adapter
white cardstock cut in desired sizes. I used 1.125 inch squares (1 1/8)
scrap cardstock in coordinating color for frame (5.50 x 7.00) Some papers are textured and should be cut with the grain for clean cuts in your machine.
Leaves in coordinating colors
electronic die cutting machine
Autumn Colors Frame SVG (click here to download)*
Paper towels, extra water
TIP: No die cutting machine? If you have dies that are similar in size, you can also cut using another machine like the Cut-n-Boss or use an exacto knive. Download and save the file to your desktop. Open the SVG in your internet browser and print the page.
Let's get started. Emboss the squares in the desired folders. Set aside. (showing a larger square for this tutorial)
Open the embossing folder. Choose the side you want the color to be on and color with markers. using the eBrush, lightly spray the folder with water.
You should see the color move a bit. Select a square of cardstock and place face down into the color. Close the folder and apply pressure with your hand to press the color into the square. (Turn over the folder to see the new pattern on your cardstock.
You don't want to deboss the original embossing, so no need to run through the machine again. Open the folder and remove the square. Set aside to dry. Clean the folder between uses using a damp cloth or paper towel. Repeat as desired. I used both the Houndstooth and the Chevron folders for demonstration purposes here. Below are a few samples of the squares I made using the folders.
For the larger window in the design design, Emboss the entire sheet, then turn the folder and emboss on the diagonal.
*TIP: To get the splatter effect, don't seat your markers like you normally would. Test off the page to make sure you're getting a splatter look.
Mount the squares in the desired patterns and the focal piece in the larger space. Add the strip of paper to the back of the wording. Embellish as desired. I used some leaves I had left over from a previous project and a heart -- all colored using the eBrush. Add a little Crystal Effects to the heart, let dry before adding to the corner decoration.
Mat and frame if desired or add a card base as a card for someone special who loves Fall as much as you do.