Unbe-LEAF-ably Fun and Creative Projects with Grape Leaves

by Virginia Lu

Hello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. I am excited to share today’s projects with you. With my projects, I hope that you will try out some unique and creative takes with Grape Leaves Stamp & Die Bundle from the Beauty of the Season Release Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Decals/Embossing Folders. This set of stamps has 3-step stamping with stunning leaf details and is unbe-LEAF-ably fun to create!

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This one-layer card is 100% stamped. The size of these grape leaves are perfect for a card front. Here, I only used two parts of the grape leaf stamps as I left out the outline stamping. To me, the colors and intricate details truly speak volumes!

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Before stamping, I lined up String Art Rectangles Die for the frame. From the Grape Leaves Stamp Set, I used the smallest stamp (a line) and inked up all 4 sides! I love the look of Faux Stitching!

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With Altenew’s amazing choices of inks, I inked up the leaves in yellow (Citrus Burst, Sunray & Chamomile),  pink/yellow (Coral Berry, Baby Pink/Citrus Burst), and green (Lime, Shadow Creek, Firefly from Green Valley Oval Set). I love the ease of using a MISTI because you can add and blend colors as you stamp. I popped up the Hello die and added gold thread underneath it. If you love using stencils, the Stencil Mask is also perfect for inking up the leaves.

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My next card is a clean and simple one with a shaker card element. I started out by stamping the large leaf with Mixed Media Pigment Ink. I then die cut the leaf on another piece of cardstock (measured 4″ x 5 1/4″).

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After adding a piece of acetate and foam tape, you can create a card with the shaker element. I tucked in Satin White Sequins and added the Gold Foil Cardstock outline for the leaves.

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To make the design cohesive, I stamped the leaves and sentiment on a strip of paper on top. I love that this card is still mail-friendly!

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My 3rd card is something totally different…

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I dry embossed (with Grape Leaves Dies) and inked up the surface of the leaves with double-up foam. Thanks to the Coordinating Grape Leaves Die, I was able to cut out 3 leaves. As you can see, one of the leaves was stamped in Solid Stamp (with no details or outline). It is so realistic , isn’t it?

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I also stamped the outlines onto Parchment Cardstock in Mixed Media Inks (Ruby Red and Evergreen). The sentiment “you are so special” was die cut from Featured Sentiments Die Set.

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The fun doesn’t stop there… I added Enamel Dots, and this card was complete!

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Can you be-LEAF the possibilities of this Grape Leaves Stamp Set?
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I actually created a few more since this post, and here is the overview of my projects with this set. Don’t you think it’s time to turn a new LEAF and get creative? I hope that you had fun leafing through today’s post. Thank you for stopping by!

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Yvonne Boucher September 12, 2020 - 10:21

Virginia, these cards are gorgeous! I love leaves and Fall and boy, you nailed it! These cards are so lovely with the rich colors and feel of Fall! Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your creative talent!

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Maureen Reiss September 12, 2020 - 11:36

Gorgeous cards!! I love the colors of Fall!!!

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Maria Alder September 12, 2020 - 12:39

Wonderful cards. Love the colours and the leaf stamps look so real somehow. Love it all x

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Teri S. September 12, 2020 - 12:41

Virginia, I loved leafing through your post with such a fabulous array of Autumn cards using the Leaves Stamps & Dies. Wow! The colours & styles you came up with certainly shows the versatility of them, as well as your creative talent. Would like to have these in my stash for sure.

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Michelle P September 12, 2020 - 13:00

BEAUTIFUL!! The colors are perfect in your cards!!!

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conil September 12, 2020 - 13:49

These are all unbe-leaf-ably gorgeous, Virginia. What an impact those leaf dies make. Of course, the dry embossing immediately grabbed my attention but that shaker is so lovely, too. And that one-layer wonder is a work of art. Also, love the “stitching” and all the Virginia touches you’ve added.

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Cindy C. September 12, 2020 - 17:24

I so enjoy seeing these beautiful ‘leafy’ cards!!

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Sue D September 12, 2020 - 22:23

Love the pretty variety you created.

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Inkin' Chickie September 13, 2020 - 01:46

Beautiful example for use. I like the second card of the set best.

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donna mikasa September 15, 2020 - 05:02

Unbe-LEAF-ably gorgeous cards, Virginia! I love each and ever one of them!

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