Oh no, one of my ALL TIME FAVES, Stampin Up Vintage Leaves retiring? Yup, that’s the sad news😔. And if this stamp set is not already in your paper crafting toolkit, you need to add it now before it’s GONE-ZO!
You know how there are just some stamp sets – and in this case, framelits too – you will never part with? This set is it for me. Full of a variety of gorgeously detailed leaves, I’ve used it TONS over the past few years for all different seasons and all types of greetings.
And while today’s card is an ULTRA fast and easy watercolour card in keeping with my Keep It Simple Sunday series, it’s super easy to jazz up a bit too (I’ll get to that later).
Want to know how simple it is?
5 minutes simple!! And you could use this for just about ANY occasion. Thank you’s like you see here…congrats, birthday, masculine, thinking of you, sympathy, wedding…the list is pretty much endless.
Just switch out your greeting or maybe your colours and you’ve got a card you can make while you’re running out the door to the post office!
So before we get to the “how” to make your own quick and easy watercolour card, tell me, do these adjectives describe YOU?
Un hunh…I thought so. Well you’re in good company. They also completely describe the Vintage Leaves set!
Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves Retiring – but it’s a keeper!
Let me fill you in just a teeny bit more on why May 31st with Stampin Up Vintage Leaves retiring is a sad day for me.
- I can get almost every season represented by just changing out my ink pad colour
- It’s photopolymer so there’s no guesswork where your image will be placed
- There’s a mix of smaller and larger leaves to create awesome backgrounds
- The detailed lines make it perfect for lots of techniques (but especially watercolouring like I did here )
- Everyone loves receiving nature-inspired cards and projects
- The stamps have a perfectly matched set of framelits so no fussy cutting!
OK, let me give you the lowdown on how to create your own fast and fun falling leaf card.
- Watercolour paper – 3 1/2” x 4 3/4”
- Chocolate Chip cardstock – 1 piece 3 3/4” x 5” and 1 piece 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”
- Wild Wasabi – 4” x 5 1/4”
- Ink leaf in Wild Wasabi ink and stamp onto left side of watercolour paper. Ink and stamp until you have a few falling leaves down the left side. (TIP1: Make sure you stamp OFF the page. It makes your panel look larger and is more pleasing to our eye.)
- Spritz with water from your Stampin’ Spritzer. (TIP2: Give it a few good shots so the ink starts to bleed and run.)
- Let dry – the hardest part but it should only take a minute or two.
- Stamp Thank You in Chocolate Chip ink
- Adhere to Chocolate Chip, then Wild Wasabi, then to front of folded card. (TIP3: Use liquid glue or Tear & Tape on the watercolour paper so you have a strong hold. SNAIL isn’t quite strong enough.)
Done, like dinner!!
You know you don’t need to limit yourself to only one colour either. Take a look at this dtunning card with beautiful fall tones where I’ve jazzed it up just a smidge more!
Or maybe this fall one embossed with copper metallics then watercolored with my Aqua Painter is more your style? Or thow about his one with three different embossed metallics for a cool feel?
I bet your mind is whirling, just thinking of ALL the possibilities for greetings, scrapbook pages, home decor, tags, gift wrap. It boggles the mind really 😮!
But one thing I know for sure? You will never be disappointed you made this purchase. Just click on an image to start your order. Thanks so much for shopping with me.
You Can Make it with Vintage Leaves
You may have a closet full of stamps that rarely see an ink pad. Believe me, I TOTALLY understand – I even think that’s normal! 😃
But I absolutely know you’ll use Vintage Leaves LOTS for all kinds of events and occasions. In fact, I’m so sure of that, I will guarantee it. I’ll buy it back from you if you don’t!
So while we’ll miss this fabulous set in our line-up since Stampin Up Vintage Leaves retiring, with my own tucked away in my forever closet, I’ll be able to pull it out whenever I want.