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Ellen Hutson Blog Hop, Fall Distress Leaves

Fall Leaves

Hi All!

I am participating in Ellen Hutson’s 2015 holiday release today on DarleneDesign.com! I created two cards and two videos. I want the cards to be available here for you to add to your Favorites list, and I also want the to be available in the Gallery, so I am adding a post for each card on LiveLoveCards. You can view the other card HERE.

For more info and to enter the giveaway, you can visit the actual hop post on DarleneDesign.com.

I used the Thankful set to create a really easy card with a few distress ink pads.




Fired Brick
Fired Brick
Wild Honey
Wild Honey
Brushed Corduroy
Brushed Corduroy
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Hero Arts Black Notecards
Paper Tape
Paper Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 11:43 am


    This is a great technique!! Going to have to try this myself. :b Thank you, Darlene!! =)

  2. wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 11:49 am


    Beautiful! Didn’t know the stamped image would remain crisp after adding water, excellent tip!

    • wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 2:06 pm


      This is a great card. Certainly going to try this technique. Thanks Darlene for your inspiration!

  3. wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Shirley H

    Good Thanksgiving stamp sets are hard to find, love this one!

  4. wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    mary w

    The tape made it look like a transparent tape was laid over the leaves – so cool!

  5. wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 2:05 pm


    Love this idea. And how clever you are to have all your distress inks on squares. I can see this done with winter images as well for the holidays. Thanks again for a great tutorial.

  6. wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 2:51 pm


    I love how you did this card, before I watched the video, I was wondering how you got that lovely line of water colors so perfectly straight, simply amazing.
    It looks like this card is a quick one to make but it packs a fabulous Thanksgiving punch.

  7. wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 3:38 pm


    Once again, a great clean & simple card. Just love your style!!

  8. wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 4:50 pm


    Love this technique. It gives the card a fabulous pop of colour! Awesome! Thank you for all the great ideas!

  9. wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Brenda L.

    Oh my, this is a beautiful card Darlene! I love it looks like it was hard to make, but in reality so simple. Hugs, Brenda

  10. wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Sherry W.

    I don’t know how you think of these cards! This one is lovely and so easy! Thanks!

  11. wrote on August 4th, 2015 at 11:54 pm


    Love how the card turned out. The water coloring was amazing to see.

  12. wrote on August 5th, 2015 at 1:14 am


    I love the idea ! Thank you I’m going to try soon

  13. wrote on August 5th, 2015 at 4:48 pm


    I loved this card. I did it and it turned out wonderfully. It is a beautiful card for fall. Thanks for being the inspiration. You have been my mentor for well over a year and I make at least one card a day. Thank you.

  14. wrote on August 5th, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Nancy R.

    This card is just gorgeous!! Love the technique, the colors and the simplicity!

  15. wrote on August 5th, 2015 at 8:51 pm


    Love this card!!! Will have to try with blues and greens.

  16. wrote on August 6th, 2015 at 2:47 am


    Amazingly simple! Amazingly beautiful! I’m going to try this with a Christmas theme. Thanks for sharing.

  17. wrote on August 7th, 2015 at 9:01 am


    Wow, this card is gorgeous. I will certainly be trying this technique. Thanks Darlene.

  18. wrote on August 11th, 2015 at 2:20 am


    Such a pretty card, Darlene! I love the leaf stamp and the pretty, warm inks 🙂

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