Mixed Media Foxes, Hedgehogs, Acorns and Leaves Easel Card with RRR and Reneabouquets
Hello, Friends! The promise of fall has inspired me to create this Mixed Media Foxes, Hedgehogs, Acorns and Leaves Easel Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and goodies from Reneabouquets. Everything about this card reminds me of strolling in an autumn wood with leaves crunching under my feet and sweet woodland critters scurrying around my feet.
This was a very fun (and messy) crafty adventure with dies, texture pastes, paints, stains, RRR mulberry flowers and chippies. I tied it all together with gorgeous Copper and Cream Plaid Ribbon and Pumpkin Baker’s Twine.
TIP: Add fall texture to your die cut wreath by applying Crackle Texture paste through a stencil. If you color your branches with Gathered Twigs Distress Stain, the color will seep through and create a really cool fungi-like effect.
TIP: Did you know you can alter mulberry flowers and leaves with stains and paint? It’s quick and easy! Here’s how:
- First, select a few 35mm Mixed Earth Tone Trellis Roses from your stash (linked below).
- Next, select autumn hued Distress Stains like Carved Pumpkin, Tea Dye, Fossilized Amber and Candied Apple.
- Now lightly dab the applicator tip of the stain over the the petals of the roses in a random way. Let the ink run down the sides and inside the petals, too.
- Don’t forget to gently heat dry between colors so you don’t end up with mud-colored roses.
- Use this same technique to quickly alter Reneabouquets fall chippies (linked below).
- Alter green mulberry leaves by dabbing Distress Paint over the surface until you achieve the desired autumn hues.
An Easel Card Pocket?
Create a pocket inside your easel card, and it does double-duty as the brake for the easel mechanism. This allows you to tuck some sweet surprises inside the card.
Create a mini folio and tag with your scraps. Then add a honey stick to sweeten the deal.
Fall weather calls for a Pumpkin Spice tea break, so I tucked a pumpkin spice teabag into the pocket of this little folio. Now my card doubles as a gift and home decor, too!
I hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your fall crafty adventures. What’s your favorite element of this sweet card? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.
If you’d like to see previous fall projects made with Ciao Bella Sound of Autumn, please click HERE.
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks for stopping by, friends!
- Really Reasonable Ribbon
- Ciao Bella Sound of Autumn Paper Collection (retired)
- Susan’s Garden Woodland Wreath Die
- Hummingbird Textures Stencil
- Opaque Distress Crackle Paste
- Distress Stain in Autumn Hues
- Autumn Hued Distress Paint
- Prima Mechanicals Metal Clock Frame (retired)
- Buttons and Acorn Charm from my stash