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.

By Judi Watanabe
October 2016

The Complete Photo Guide to Cardmaking (Quarto Publishing Group, 2016), 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!

finished card 

You Will Need

• adhesive
• 3 pressed leaves in graduating sizes and colors
• 1 sheet kraft-colored card stock, 4 x 5-1/4 inches
• 1 sheet burgundy card stock, 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches
• double-sided tape
• kraft-colored paper ribbon, 18 inches
• 1 kraft-colored folded note card, 5 x 7 inches
• scissors