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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

LDRS Creative Release Day 1 ~ "Fall Full of Leaves" ~ Tutorial

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!
We have TWO new designer paperpads bursting of colours, with awesome patterns all ready for your projects called Happy Fall and Wicked, with a perfectly coordinated Wicked cardstock pack! There are EIGHT stamp sets that are simply fabulous: Winds are BlowingHappy Fall stamps, Happy Fall sentiments, Winnie Broomstick, Winnie Dracula, Winnie Magic, Fall Full O Leaves and The Magic of Fall sentiments! But wait, there is something brand NEW in the store, stencils! We have leaves and plaid patterns just in time to use with the NEW mini ink cube sets (Cobblestone and Jewelry Beads)! We also have new die sets that can be used as accessories or full backgrounds:  Spooky Hat, Pumpkin, Wicked Boot, Apple A Day and Autumn Breeze Peek-A-Boo. And for the first time at LDRS Creative, you can grab them in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on September 4th.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release* and use code HAPPYFALL
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 9/1/18)
 Here is my first personal blog hop post for the LDRS Creative's NEW Release... Make sure to hang out with us all three days... lots of inspirations and tutorials by each design team member. Below is my tutorial... scroll down to see it!!!

 I have used a masking technique which is super easy. I first cut two strips of masking paper 1" wide and long enough to cover the height of the card plus a little which will help the card stay in place. See below.

If you look close you can see the masking paper is peeking out past the stencil on the top there. It is covering 1" on either side so that it remains white after we ink the stencil. Then the leaves stencil is held in place by some washi tape. Super simple!

 Using our amazing Hybrid Ink and a blending tool I first added the Dan-D-Lion yellow Hybrid ink followed by In Your Face Orange Hybrid ink. These hybrid inks blend beautifully and using both the masking tape along with the washi tape nothing moved so you can add as much or as many colors as you would like.

Now for the fun part.... removing the masking tape to expose your crisp edges created by the masking paper. Next thing I did was add the sentiment using our Raven Black Hybrid ink and clear embossing powder. Next to show you how I created the full size leaves.

Using a positioning tool is not required but it does help. I stamped three of the leaves using Dan-D-Lion Hybrid ink. Then followed up using the coordinating stamps to give the leaves texture. For this step I used Olive Branch Hybrid ink and In Your Face Orange Hybrid inks. You can purchase the small Hybrid ink pads shown in the photos as a collection of four called Jewelry Beads and is also a newly released item. Trust me....you will love these inks!!!

Lastly I fussy cut the leaves and added inks to the edges using the blending tool. See below.

Aren't they beautiful???? I love them! Here is the final result....

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

Day 1:

And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!


  1. Love the stencil and fall colors you used!!!

  2. Beautiful fall leaves! I love the colors! AWesome stencil design!

  3. Awesome leafs, those inks look great!!!

  4. Beautiful card! Love your leaves.

  5. Love how you showed how to put the card together! Loving all the new products

  6. I love the two step process for coloring the leaf stamps. Three steps including the edging. The stencil is great too.

  7. Love the new paper pads for Fall and Halloween.
    Your card is lovely. I like how you stencilled on only the middle.

  8. Lovely card, can't wait to try it>

  9. Cindy Marrow

    Love the colors and stencils!

  10. Oh my I am sooooo loving that fall leaves stencil! I so love how you put your card together! Really very pretty looking! I also like how you colored the leaves that you die cut and then then did some color texture on top of them really turned out gorgeous!

  11. Wonderful card! Love your layout and beautiful stenciled background.

  12. Lovely Fall card,
    Love the stenciling.
    Carla from Utah

  13. I'm new to stencils and I LOVE THEM! This is beautiful! I have to get this stencil!!!

  14. Beautiful fall card! The colors are just lovely!

  15. Awesome fall leaves, so pretty, really like theveryone stencil

  16. Perfect for Fall with these colorful leaves.

  17. ohh wow Love your leaves they are perfect for fall. love the stencils too. Thank you for sharing!

  18. Beautiful dimension on this pretty card. Thanks for the inspiration.