Autumn Leaf Shape Card

With Autumn settling into my mind, I’ve delved into making some Fall inspired cards. I may use some of these for Thanksgiving greetings. Today I created this leaf-shaped card using Cricut’s Design Studio to weld two leaves together. The leaf is originally from Doodlecharms but it’s also included on the Potpourri Basket cartridge, which is the one I have. I used two shadows at 6 inches (flipping one and then pivoting each leaf to intersect enough to hold the card together when folded). I am always looking for ways to weld things together because I love shape cards. The trick is getting enough points to intersect for durability.

Here’s a screen shot of the weld ~ 

And here is the final card ~

I used brown ink to distress the top leaf and the card base. I typed the “Happy Fall” sentiment using Word. I printed it on Paper Studio’s “Natural Botanical” paper trimmed to fit my printer. Then I hand cut it into a banner. I love the typewriter look of the font. It’s called “Batik Regular” in 22 point bold. I used some thin twine and a button to finish off the look. It’s secured with a glue dot.

For the inside, I used an inspirational quote by Albert Camus ~ font is Batik Regular in 14 point. More inking here too.


4 thoughts on “Autumn Leaf Shape Card

  1. Fall is my favorite time of year with the cooler temps and the change of color. It definitely is a second spring! Beautiful card Vanessa!!! I love how you use the Cricut Studio to design your own cards. They’re gorgeous!!! ~Sophia

    • It’s my favorite season too! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comments! I love Design Studio so much I use it on all my cards in some way. Shape cards are fun too because they’re like a little challenge. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great weekend!!! ~Vanessa

What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s