Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Distress Oxide Leafy Background Die Card

Autumn is here!  Can you smell the pumpkin spice everything yet?  Autumn with you today and I've been having a blast in the studio working on my designs with our new Fall Collection.

Today I'm focusing on our Leaves Background die.  I cut a panel from watercolor card, then dipped and dipped in Distress Oxide inks until I was happy with the coloration.  DOX gives such beautiful, subtle color, which I played on with my contrasting elements, like a black tag and light feathery flower.  Here you can see the layering process.  I included a bit of tinted vellum cut from our Nesting Stitched Circle dies and a snip of the new Fall Leaves Scroll die, as well as a doily, tag, Prima flowers and a loopy bow. 

I found my favorite method for adhering background dies this time.  I applied Mod Podge to the entire light colored panel, then carefully laid my DOX inked background panel over it.  I turned this upside down on my craft mat, then used a brayer to make sure everything was adhered.  This worked beautifully and did not get any adhesive on the DOX, which would have caused it to bleed or react.  Mod Podge dries quickly and I was able to get on with my layering.  I hope you like it and are inspired to have a play of your own.

View our entire new fall release HERE today!


  1. Breathtaking...gorgeous card, Autumn! This is my favorite time of year and you had captured everything about it on this card!

  2. GORGEOUS! You sure know how to layer elements together to create a work of art! LOVE IT! Awesome inspiration using these dies!

  3. Truly beautiful Autumn, I love the black tag underneath and all the gorgeous autumnal colours, balanced with the lovely cream elements. The leaves background die is so pretty too. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Enjoyed seeing this beautiful fall layered card with the lovely colors. Liking these dies very much, and great idea with the modge podge. These colors are so rich, and blend so nicely with the neutral tones of some of the elements. Just gorgeous. Loving these dies too. TFS & Hugs