Tuesday, January 11, 2022

FUN with Intricate Leaf Dies

Hello friends!

I am popping in to share a fun take with intricate leaf dies. The other day, I was re-organizing (more like re-shuffling) my stash in the craft room. I found this set of dies that has not been used! My old self was not happy with that since I never leave a stamp/die un-inked/uncut. 

Time to remedy that problem! This set of Polka Dot Foliage comes with two large set of leave die. You can use them together, or interchangeably. 

Description: this set features a gorgeous two-layer leafy branch, inspired by Begonia Maculata leaves. When layered, you will get the full effect of the spotted pattern on the leaves. However, both the silhouette and the spotted layers can also be used on their own.

dot foilage Die

I die cut both pieces out and add my own colors to the leaves. I reached out to my Gel Plate and added various green, yellow, orange and bit of pink to the mix.


I then stacked the two pieces and placed them slightly offset. With the background, I used the NEGATIVE part of the die from the cut paper and sprayed ink.  The green splotches are perfect for the leaves!

thinking of you

One thing I love to remind myself before throwing stuff to the trash can.... "Can I use it again in some other way? " If the answer is no, then off it goes!


We are under more restrictions here in my part of Canada. Before I get my 3rd booster shot on the 17th, I am hunkering down in my house--cooking and card-making. I share a lot of my cooking over My Story on Instagram. It makes my cooking more enjoyable that way. You can check it out HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! 


edited:  I have a winner announcement make. I am late to announce for the Year in Review Blog Hop, but here it is....

Dawn T what an array of inspiring cards Virginia. I'm glad you were able to share so many with us in this post.... and throughout the year. You are very inspiring and I love visiting and seeing all your amazing creations. Thank you for all your inspiration. Hugs
Due to some mixed -up, I didn't receive the latest Craft Your Life Feathered Lilies in time. However, you can find info and purchase in the following link.
20% off Stencils including layering stencils, coloring stencils, background stencils, and more from 01/12/202 at 12:01 AM EST until 01/13/2022 at 11:59 PM EST. Over 200 stencils available! Not valid on previous purchases. Excludes December 2021/January 2022 release stencils


Denise Bryant said...

Love the texture this die cut adds to your card!

Sue D said...

Great colors and I like the spotted leaves.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the background and twine and sequin

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the layers and color combination. This is such a great die!

Linda BL said...

Very pretty card! The leaf colors look so nice with the background. The gold thread and sequins are a lovely touch.

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Fabulous card, and a super leaf die!

Joy Meadows said...

this card is so beautiful, Virginia! I love the background and the colors of the leaves. Your attention to detail is superb.

conil said...

I love this die, happy to see you used it so effectively. The card is full of interest and, oh so, beautiful.

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous leaves Virginia. And I'm so happy to be your winner - can't wait to have a spend up!

Kathy Raker said...

Pleasant surprise for you to have found die you haven't used. Love the color mix and fabulous card.

Maura said...

Lovely - I am always in love with leaf dies!!!!!

Purple Princess said...

so beautiful