Thursday 10 September 2020


Slimline cards seem to be all the rage right now so I decided to make a Fall Themed one using this great leaf set from Tim Holtz.
Using a simple inking, I tried to add all the colours of Fall.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting a white cardstock panel that was 2 3/4 x 7 3/4" (finished size 3 1/2 x 8 1/2")
  • I measured to find my middle point and placed a piece of ScorTape along that line.  Using some Candied Apple Distress Oxide inks and an inking tool, I rubbed along the edge of the tape.  
  • I lifted the tape and moved it directly on the other side of the line that I had just inked, leaving just a hint of white space.  Using more DOX ink, I repeated that process.
  • I continued moving the tape and inking using more DOX inks. (Candied Apple, Evergreen Bough, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Aged Mahogany)
  • When the inking was all done, I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the sentiment from Impression Obsession and clear heat embossed it.  By stamping the sentiment first, that gave me a better idea of how to place my leaves.
  • I randomly stamped the leaves from the Tim Holtz set called Leaf Prints using my Versafine ink.
  • I added some black splatters using my Posca pen.
  • I mounted the panel onto a piece of red cardstock, then black and finally onto a heavy white card base. I added 3 black gems for interest.         

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- OVER THE RAINBOW
Stamping Sensations- THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Stamps- Gather (IO); Leaf Prints (TH)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX (TH)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); red and black cs (Michaels)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); ScorTape; inking tool (TH); black gems


Claire said...

Stunning as always
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

brenda said...

Such an effective background for the silhouette leaves, makes for a beautiful creation, thanks so much for joining in with our 'Great Outdoors' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

It would also fit the anything goes option at our first challenge at

B x

cuilliesocks said...

Your card is gorgeous Karen, super colourful background and lovely images, I love the slimline cards too, Kate x

I Card Everyone said...

You've gathered all the prettiest colors of Autumn, and a gorgeous bunch of leaves, Karen!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous and a wonderful Fall design.

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Your DOX inked background is so clever and creative, Karen. Great idea to add the sentiment 1st and use your narrow scortape starting in the middle and then moving along with your sponged DOX inks. Wonderful stamped leaves for your Beautiful Slimline card design. Your creativity has Soared, my friend!!! Thank you for Sharing your details too. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Glennis F said...

This looks wonderful Karen, I love your Autumn colours

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

A very beautiful card. Karen, you are so creative. I love your designs by showing one doesn't have to have many (or no) added layers.

Bonnie said...

Another beautiful, colorful card, Karen! Love how you've done the inked stripes with the leaves on top! Beautiful font of the sentiment too!

Pat said...

Another fantastic background Karen, and love the TH leaves, with so many different shapes, to cover the piece, and a great sentiment too. The red and black mats really make it pop too. A brilliant card! I may have to do a version of this as the lines to break up the background look fab. Thank you for explaining how you make the cards and in so much wonderful detail too. x

Char said...

It's always fun to find a new way to use colors, a new layout, a new technique or whatever. I feel like I hit the jackpot with your card - three for one! Beautiful card!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, love the fall colours and the slim line card really allows you to show off the leaves and the colours :)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love the coloours that you've used and the leaves are beautifully stamped. Thank you for joining us in our ‘The Great Outdoors' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Lori m said...

Beautiful, I really like the different sections on the card, pretty background and stamps.

Hugs, Lori m

pinky said...

I love this gorgeous, colourful card! Thanks for joining us this month at Stamping Sensations.

Kate said...

Such a lovely card! The design is wonderful, especially with the rainbow colours!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

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Anja said...

Karen, you made a wonderful card for the "Autumn Mood" Challenge. Your colours are so vibrant against the black leaves. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Challenge up your life. Greetings, Anja