Fall Color – Tutorial #360


Today’s tutorial shows how to make the leaves on a tree really pop and bring them to the foreground by using the emboss resist technique.  With Autumn right around the corner I felt Fall colors were in order.

Let’s get started. .. .  . . . . . .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Season of Friendship and Style Beautiful
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, More Mustard and Cajun Craze
Ink: Stampin’ Up More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Tempting Turquoise, Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede and Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin’ Up sponges, White Gel Pen, Basic Black marker, Brayer, Clear embossing powder, heat gun and Versamark Pad

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Started with a 3.5″ square piece of Whisper White card stock.

Stamped the leaves from the Stampin’ Up set Season of Friendship by first loading the stamp with Versamark and then with either More Mustard ink or Cajun Craze ink before stamping it.  Reloaded the stamp with Versamark and ink in between stampings. 


Heat embossed the leaves using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.


Now that the leaves are heat embossed they will resist ink.  

Brayered Tempting Turquoise ink at an angle.


Brayered Not Quite Navy ink at an angle not covering the Tempting Turquoise ink entirely.


Wiped the ink off of the embossed images using a paper towel.


Stamped the tree using Soft Suede ink.


Sponged Pear Pizzazz ink at the bottom corner of the card stock.


Sponged Basic Black ink at the very bottom of the corner.


Added a White Gel Pen high light to the right side of the tree and the tips of a few of the leaves.


Added a shadow to the underside of the branches and the left side of the tree using a Basic Black marker.


Cut a 5 3/8″ piece of More Mustard card stock.  Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, stamped the Flourish stamp from the Stampin’ Up set Style Beautiful using Cajun Craze ink in each corner.


Sponged Cajun Craze ink around the edges of the card stock.


Added a Whisper White and Cajun Craze panels.  Here is the finished card measuring 5.5″ square.


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22 responses to “Fall Color – Tutorial #360

  1. Oh yes I just love this one!!!! Fall is such a beautiful season. Thanks for showing how you made the leaves pop.
    Trish H.,

  2. BEAUTIFUL, I am SO ready for Autumn. Have a terrific Thursday, Hugs….

  3. Cindy from Iowa


    Thanks for sharing! Your mom continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. What a great way to do the leaves. Never thought about doing them that way. Sure beats cutting them out! 🙂

  5. This is stunning..I just love this, must try it 🙂

  6. Wow…this is beautiful, Michelle!

  7. I’ve read about this resist technique before, but you really made it pop. So neat how even though the tree was stamped after the leaves they appear to be stamped last. Guess I’ll have to really try this technique now.

  8. Beautiful, love the fall colors.

  9. Michelle, Love the card today and the previous one also. Hope your Mom is doing better.

  10. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. you make autumn look much more inviting; it’s one of my fav. times of the year (for photography), as well, stamping & sewing

  12. Oh, this is awesome. Fall colors are my favorite!

  13. So fun! You are a genius!

  14. What a colorful fall card! Thanks for sharing. -Diane

  15. Always fascinated with how you use the white gel pen and black marker. They add so much! How’s your Mom???

  16. Beautiful, beautiful!! Hope your Mom is feeling better!

  17. Happy Birthday! This is SOOOOO lovely! You are such a genius, I am in awe of your creativity!

  18. Stunningly beautiful!

  19. This is fantastic! I cannot wait to try this one. Wow!

  20. Mitzi Luttrull

    This is beautiful, Michelle.

  21. What a wonderful site!! I love your unique style. The colors are fabulous!

  22. I hope this is the one we are getting on the downline swap! As always, love your cards! Hope your Mother, Russ, & sister are doing okay. Thanks for taking time to share another card.