Two Tone Autumn Leaves – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Sep ’22…

I love autumn, especially all the autumn colours, so I thought I would share this two tone autumn leaves technique with you today. Our blog hop theme is ‘favourite technique’, so you’ll be sure to get lots of ideas and inspiration from the other members of the team too.

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This two tone autumn leaves technique can actually be replicate with any kind of Distinktive stamps you have, it also works really well with the Forever Fern stamp set, and is one of my go to techniques. I’m not actually even sure what the technique is called, maybe sponging? Anyway, let’s get to it!

a handmade card in white and orange with stamped leaves, the end result of the two tone autumn leaves technique

To make this card I used the Soft Seedlings stamp set – a perfect stamp set for the coming Autumn months, paired here with the Falling Leaves embossing folder, soon becoming a firm favourite of mine. I wanted the leaves to really stand out on their own so I kept the rest of my card white and very simplistic in some way.

To create the two tone effect on the leaves I first stamped them on a Crushed Curry stamp pad, then (before stamping them onto card) took a sponge dauber, loaded it with Pumpkin Pie ink and sponged the edges of the leaves with the dauber. It really is as simple as that but doesn’t it look effective!

A picture showing a handmade card and the supplies needed to try the two tone autumn leaves technique

I stamped three of the leaves in this way and then cut them out using my paper snips, cutting off the seed heads that were attached to them. I embossed a piece of Basic White cardstock with the Leaf Fall embossing folder and added this to a Basic White card base after wrapping round a little of the Natural Finish ribbon. The circle die is from the Stylish Shapes die set with its fabulous selection of stitched circle, square and banner dies.

I hope that this two tone autumn leaves technique becomes a firm favourite of yours, just as it has become one of mine. Enjoy hopping around and until next time, Happy Stamping xx

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