I saw a photo of this great autumn card idea on craftgawker, which led me to inside my hide away, where there is "how to" tutorial !!
I love making cards, so this was a perfect afternoon craft for today.
I made cardboard "tracer" leaves, mainly because I am not a very good free-hand drawer, nor can I eye-ball things very well when cutting.
I stacked a few different coloured/patterned sheets of paper together, traced the leaves on the back of one sheet, and cut them together.
This meant less tracing & cutting than if I did each sheet individually - which is always a good things : )
In addition, for the first card - I did as was suggested and coloured the tips of leaves with metallic pens (3 different colours) - but when I put the Modge Podge on top, the ink from the pens ran, and it didn't looks very good. Perhaps I should have let the ink dry longer, or used a different type of pen. Either way, for the rest of the cards, I did not colour the leaves.
However, when I did this, I found the Podge changed the colour of the card stock significantly ...
Later, I lightly painted the entire card front with Podge so that it would not look 'obvious' where I had attached the leaves.
In the end, I liked the white background better, so did the majority of cards on white.
I tried to create different colour combinations in order to have variety.
And, since I don't love how the trees look (I am so not artistic), in the future I may create a 'printable' version of this sketch, and then attach the leaves afterwards.
I stuck pretty close to the way inside my hide away made their card, I think there is a lot of room to make this card 'your-own' with small or large changes or alterations.
I love the simplicity of the card, and also that each card is totally unique and different.
Overall I really like this card, and will definitely look for ways to make it more "mine" in the future - as well as make different versions of it for different seasons or holidays.