Using Dried Leaves to Decorate Greeting Cards
Crisp and wildly colorful, autumn leaves are inspiration for warm and heartfelt messages. Although you can use printed papers or prefabricated embellishments, a sustainable source is provided by nature.
The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking, by Judi Watanabe, explores a wide range of techniques and end products, making it a valuable reference for any crafter. So when the mood strikes, use the artistry you've learned to create personalized greetings for everyone you know!
YOU WILL NEED
• 3 pressed leaves in graduating sizes and colors
• 1 sheet kraft-colored card stock, 4 x 51/4 inches
• 1 sheet burgundy card stock, 41/4 x 51/2 inches
• double-sided tape
• kraft-colored paper ribbon, 18 inches
• 1 kraft-colored folded note card, 5 x 7 inches
1. Adhere the pressed leaves to the kraft-colored card stock and let dry.
2. Adhere to the burgundy-colored card stock with double-sided tape.
3. Wrap the paper ribbon around both layers approximately 1 inch from the bottom. Tie a square knot. Trim the ends.
4. Adhere to the folded card with the top and sides equidistant and the bottom margin a little larger.
Read more from The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking:
- Decorate Greeting Cards by Using Tissue Paper
- Using Fingerprints to Decorate Greeting Cards
- Drawing with Tape to Design Greeting Cards
- Using Napkins to Design Beautiful Cards
Reprinted with permission from The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking, by Judi Watanabe and published by Quarto Publishing Group, 2016