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Fri 22

So Very Thankful
by Dana Kirby


Hi Friends! It is Dana here today sharing a fun Fall card with you all that uses the Gorgeous Leafy Background die. I am in love with this die, and the possibilities are endless. Let's get started, shall we?

I started my card by die cutting the Leafy Background from white cardstock two times. On my first pass through my die cutting machine I applied as little pressure as possible to try and keep as many pieces (leaves) as I could to stay inside the die. I then added strips of scotch tape to the back of this first die cut to help hold all of the little pieces inside the die. I used my Copic markers to color all of the leaves in fall colors. I didn't worry about staying in the lines because I knew my edges would be covered, you also want to make sure you go over the edges a little so that there is not any white showing. Next, I ran the Leafy Background die through my die cutting machine a second time to get a clean cut. 


Next, I used a liquid glue to attach the white Leafy Background die cut over my colored leaves. I love how the leaves look like they are inlaid without having to do all of the work. By adding the tape behind my colored leaves I knew they were not going to fall out when I attached the two die cuts together. Once I had my square finished I cut it in half so I could use it on the top and bottom of my card design.


For my sentiment, I used the Autumn Leaves sentiment set. I stamped my sentiment and the little leaves with VersaMark ink and heat set gold embossing powder onto my cardstock. I then attached my Leafy Background to the top and bottom of my card panel. To finish my card I attached my card panel to a top folding A2 card base and tied some twine under my sentiment.


Thanks for joining me today. I hope I inspired you to try this fun and easy technique. 

Enjoy your day!

Dana Floral Signature copy






Wow Dana that background leaf die is fabulous -nice work on this beautiful card TFS

These colours are just gorgeous for fall!

Sure like ur technique of coloring the leaves to make this magical card! Thank you for figuring this out AND sharing with us! I’m going to try ur technique!

Wow!! This is Gorgeous!!!

This background die is fantastic!! And your card is awesome! :)

Thank you for the beautiful card and the eye opening way in which you used the die!


Hi Dana, This is a lovely technique and I would never have thought to do that !! Your card is gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Clever way to use this background, love the colors, so pretty!

Great technique and such amazing result!! Your card is just delightful!
Thanks for sharing!

Stunning, Dana.

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