Remember all those leaves that I die cut a few weeks ago? This is the project for which they were intended. I made several of these Fall wall hangings for the Boutiques I was working this year. I knew I needed a bunch of leaves, but wasn’t totally sure of how many and in what colors. So, I die cut a lot of leaves, using up tons of scrap paper. I may have gotten a little carried away…I found the burlap canvases at a local store and covered them with some retired Statmpin Up pattern paper that I had in my stash. You can’t really see it this picture, but there is a ribbon wrapped around the sides of the canvas to give it a more finished look. This ribbon is retired as well.To cut out the letters all in a straight row, I used a bit of washi tape to hold all my dies in place while I cut them. Then I backed the “fall” strip with another pattern paper.
The leaves are all arranged and glued down using a hot glue gun. The button and wood leaves are also retired. You’ve probably noticed that quite a few of the products on this project are retired. I do try to make a point to use those retired products in my personal crafting, kits, or for completed projects that I plan to sell. You could easily substitute with current products or something you have in your stash.
We only have a couple days left until Thanksgiving. And once Thanksgiving is over, it’s a mad dash to Christmas. So for the next few days, I’m still celebrating Fall.
A brand new product?!? Say what?!? Yes, the Stampin Blends markers are available to purchase starting November 1st. The Stampin Blends markers are alcohol based markers and they help you create beautiful coloring with shading. Check out the Orchid in this picture. It is stunning. You really get the depth of the flower with the lighter and darker areas. With a little bit of practice, you’ll have these markers mastered in no time.