Dripping Leaf – Tutorial #551

Hey There,

Let’s get inky today!

This project was created by layering multiple ink colors for the background, a die cut leaf and rhinestones for the water drops.  It makes a great thank you or sympathy card.

The complete tutorial can be found below.   Enjoy!




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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Stamps: Fabulous Phrases

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Early Espresso and Old Olive

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Pimrose Petals and Midnight Muse

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! sponges, 3/4″ x 15/16″ oval punch, Large oval punch, Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Autumn Accents Die, Big Shot, Watercolor Paper, White gel Pen, Old Olive Marker

Started with a 4.25″ square piece of Whisper White card stock.  Sponged Daffodil Delight ink on the card stock and then sponged some Primrose Petals ink on.

Sponged Rose Red and Perfect Plum on the card stock.

Sponged Midnight Muse on the card stock making sort of a line in the middle of the card stock.

Punched the Large Oval out of card stock and used the oval as a mask to make the ripple in the water.  Sponged Old Olive ink around the oval.   Removed the big oval and put the small oval in the center and sponged Old Olive ink around it.

Die cut the leaf out of watercolor paper using the Autumn Accents die and the Big Shot Machine.

Sponged Daffodil Delight, Rose Red and Cajun Craze ink on the leaf.  Sponged Early Espresso ink around the very edge.

Added a couple )  ( shapes on each side of the ripples using an Old Olive marker.  Cut the bottom of the leaf off and adhered the leaf on the card stock.  Added Rhinestones for water drops.

Cut a 5″ square Old Olive panel and Stamped “heartfelt” on the bottom and left sides of the card stock.  Sponged Early Espresso ink around the edges.

Added a 5.25″ Early Espresso card base and a 4 3/8″ square Early Espresso panel.  Added a few highlights to the ripples using a White gel pen.  Smudged them using my finger tip.

Here is the finished card measuring 5.25″ square.

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7 responses to “Dripping Leaf – Tutorial #551

  1. Jackie Rosenfeld

    Michelle, where did you get the sponge grippers shown in your pictures? Looks like they have the ink names on them, too. Thanks, Jackie in Chattanooga.

  2. Michelle,

    I love it! The colors are just great. I have not been able to stop thinking about Brayers since this weekend – this card just makes me want to get my fingers all inky again (Not that they’ve been too clean!…lol)

    Beautiful card and I love the way you created the water – I wouldn’t have thought about that! Have a very happy thanksgiving!



  3. This card is so pretty . The colors look like they blended so well together. Again, you inspire me to keep trying with all your ideas. I have two questions for you. When you start a tutorial, do you start with a stamp in mind or color? Also, Have you ever messed up so bad that you had to start all over for the tutorial…like really mess up a step?

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    • Hi Debbie,

      I start with the stamp or this case a die cut and build a scene around it. I’m constantly writing ideas down for scenes when I get inspired by art work, photographs, signs etc. That way when I get stuck for an idea I have some where to go.

      I haven’t had to throw any creations away yet. One tutorial I did you didn’t get to see the final step (stamping of sentiment), because yours truly here dropped the stamp right in the middle of the main image panel I was working on, lol. So I just showed the project photos to that point. We are all human.

      Hugs and happy Thanksgiving.

  4. This is a beautiful card. The colors you used are great together. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.