Fall Leaves stamped and water blended with Dye Inks. 

We have a second post for today! And it’s a beautiful card and video by Karen Hightower!

From Karen:

Fall is in the air and this was a fast and easy card to make using this technique. Also, I used a little ink splattering on this card and I decorated the inside of the card as well!


Stamp Sets- Autumn Wishes, Skeleton Leaves, & The Simple Things

Pure Luxury Card Stock – White Heavy Base & Layering Weight, Turquoise Sea Glass, and Black Onyx

Premium Dye Inks-Fresh Asparagus, Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango, Red Velvet, Coral Reef, Prickly Pear, Jelly Been Green & Turquoise Sea

Obsidian Amalgam Ink

Turquoise Sea Re-inker

Foam Squares & Adhesive Dot Runner

Acrylic Block

Mini Misti



Card Base4 1/4”x 11” scored at 5 1/2”

Turquoise Sea Panel – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″

Black Onyx – 4” x 5 1/4”

Bristol Smooth Panel for Background – 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”

Panel with Pumpkin

Black Onyx Layer -2 3/8” x 3”

Bristol Smooth Layer – 2 1/4” x 2 7/8”

Inside Layers are Black Onyx – 4” x 5 1/4”White 3 3/4” x 5”


  1. Dottie

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Love fall and everything fall colors. The pop of blue is very pretty too. Thanks for showing us how you colored the leaves, gives me all kinds of ideas! You have s good day too!

  2. Henriëtte

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Awesome Karen, I always love the fall colours, they are so gorgeous and it’s so great that you can use it all on your stamps!
    Thank you so much for the great inspirational video.

  3. Maryann Bright

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Love autumn, I’m an Autumn gal. I so enjoyed your leaf designs, thanks for sharing your technique’s. You gave me some great ideas and inspiration. Happy Autumn!🌇🎨🌰🌾🌿

  4. JaneenK

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    these are great cards, Karen. the die inks turned out so brilliant and beautiful.

  5. Joanne Hoffmann

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Love this technique, Karen!! How fun and so easy!! Your cards are absolutely stunning!!

  6. Therese Sprinkle

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    I love the way you made this card. Great job.

  7. Kenni Eberlin

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Karen, beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing all the great tips. I would have left my pumpkin “floating” in space so I especially liked how you explained/showed how to anchor it.

  8. Mary Strauser

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Karen thank you for the great tips. Love everything about it.

  9. Vickie Hawkins

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Great card Karen. Enjoyed your video. Loved all your colors. Thanks for the new techniques, and I can’t wait to try them!

  10. Angela K Hartley

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Love love to watch your videos! Must try this!! The color combinations are beautiful!! Blessings!!!

  11. Vicki K

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Fantastic card and so pretty. Love all the colors in the leaves. The inside I never see done like that and love it!

  12. Tracy

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    What a beautiful card I love this technique

  13. Sandra Ference

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Love this card! You always have the greatest ideas! Thank for sharing.

  14. Sandra Ference

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Love this card! You always have the greatest ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Joan

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Karen,thank you for showing us how to blend with the blender brush. I love your colors for the leaves…very Fall-ish. Joan

  16. Donna Hahn

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Love this card. Would not have thought to use the blue for fall, but looks perfect!

  17. Frances Hoyt

    Friday, August 30, 2019

    I love your cards. They were easy to follow and I know they will be wonderful to make. Thank you for showing us this technique.

  18. Lagene

    Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Beautiful fall leaves, thanks for the video!

  19. Della

    Sunday, September 1, 2019

    Love the colors on the leaves. Thank you for sharing

  20. Jan Castle

    Monday, September 2, 2019

    Very pretty and colorful!!! Great Job Karen!

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