Sunday, February 21, 2016

Easter Houses with Leafy tops

Please join me on my new blog - where this project is included with more already added. Thank you. I hope to see you there.

Just finished the leaf tops for the next set of Easter houses.

I made one with maple leaf dies and punches, but I don't like it as much. Also there is a little too much variation in the coloring on the cardstock on that one. I need to tone it down some by adding some smaller cutouts with more uniform coloring on the top of some of the leaves so it won't look quite so chaotic.

The last leaf top I made has both more uniform coloring and more similar oak leaf punches. I think it is more pleasing to look at. I like the rounded curves of the oak leaves rather than the sharp angles of the maple leaves for this purpose.

Some of the products I used to make these tops are listed below:

Leave dies and punches (note: * denotes a favorite that I will be using again and again for a project like this):

1. Lawn Fawn Leaves - nice die but a little large for what I needed it for.

2. * Tim Holtz Medium Maple Leaf punch

3. * Tim Holtz Medium Oak Leaf punch

4. * Martha Stewart Oak Leaf Punch This punch is discontinued but pretty easy to find online at Amazon or Ebay.

5. Tim Holtz Autumn Gatherings

Distress Stains and dies to get some variation in the leaf color on the cardstock:

1. * Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain Peeled Paint - love this color

2. * Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint Peeled Paint

3. * Imagine Walnut Ink - Eucalyptus - gives a great color to green cardstock for variation on the

4. Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint Twisted Citron - good color for highlights on leaves.

The window panes are made using a LaLaLand craft die - Diamond Lattice Border.

That's about it for now. Back to making fences, bunnies, easter eggs, painting bases - in other words, little house crafting fun.

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