Oak Leaf Card Opposites | Nancy Damiano

Crisp air, pumpkin spice everything and cozy sweaters - it's that time of the year! What better way to celebrate the season than to create a handful of Fall cards with a token of gratitude. Let's take a closer look at the Oak Leaf stamp and steel die set and how we can create traditional and nontraditional greetings with the same set.
This is our traditionally colored Fall card. The background was created with a wash of Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks. The steel Oak Leaf die was used to cut an intricate white leaf for the center of the card. A vellum banner grounds the sentiment and a sprinkle of sequins adds movement to the card. I wrapped some twine around the card a few times to lend to the fall feel.

This is the complete opposite of our traditional card. The bold colors are eclectic, bold and fun. Two intricate leaves were cut in hot pink and white and layered in the center of the card. To fill in the white leaf, bits of cardstock were used to back the design and give it a stained glass look. The design is very similar to the traditional card with the sprinkle of sequins and banner sentiment, yet it has such a different feel.

And there you have it - two totally different looks with the same Oak Leaf stamp set. Color can make all the difference in the world!


  1. It is really lovely! I love both versions!

  2. This are so beautiful! Love both of the two different looks - what a great die and what lovely inspiration. Thank you!

  3. Both cards are fabulous, I especially like the unexpected colors of the pinks and purples on the second card!

  4. Gorgeous!! all the projects are amazing!!

  5. I adore that second card. I've been spending a lot of time with die cuts lately, and really like the stained glass look. And the colors are wonderful.

  6. This leaf set is just awesome !! I've seen so many stunning projects made with it.


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