Coloring Autumn Leaves – It’s Easy & Fun with Designer Paper!

Today I’m featuring my September 2022 Simple Suite Stampers Tutorial Bundle project which includes coloring autumn leaves.

For this project, I’ve used Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper. I love fall colors so coloring autumn leaves is something I really enjoy! Plus, it’s so easy with Alcohol Markers and black and white paper patterns because you don’t even have to worry about staying in the lines!

The card you see here is my original version. I made a second one, with some small variations, that I actually like even more!

Make sure to scroll down and see the second version too!

Today's tutorial bundle project features coloring autumn leaves using Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper.

To get started making the focal piece I used my light and dark Blends Alcohol Markers to color each of my leaves. The colors used here are Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, and Cajun Craze. This is actually the color scheme in the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper pack. I love using designer paper to help me pick color combinations and I love this one!

When coloring with Blends Alcohol Markers I like to start by putting down a layer of my light color, next I color on some darker highlights and then I go back in with my light color to blend where the light and dark meet. If more blending is needed I use my Color Lifter for some finishing touches.

Today's tutorial bundle project features coloring autumn leaves using Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper.

One of my favorite things about the coloring here is the way I’ve got some yellow on the tips of a few of the leaves. It’s like the leaves are changing color like they do in nature.

Today's tutorial bundle project features coloring autumn leaves using Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper.

A few additional details about the card:

  • The sentiment comes from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set. It is heat embossed in gold and attached to a small strip of green glimmer washi tape with multipurpose liquid glue.
  • The Cajun Craze layer behind is dry embossed with the Timber 3-D Embossing folder.
  • A Clear Wink of Stella Brush was used in the places where there is yellow on the leaves. It’s hard to see here however, it shows up a little better in some of the photos below.
  • For added bling, I’ve colored some Iridescent Rhinestones using my Mossy Meadow Blends Alcohol Marker.
Today's tutorial bundle project features coloring autumn leaves using Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper.

A piece of green glimmer washi tape was added to the inside. Isn’t this a fun little surprise on the inside?

Today's tutorial bundle project features coloring autumn leaves using Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper.

Below is the second version of my card.

At first glance it might look identical however, there are a few important differences that I especially love!

Today's tutorial bundle project features coloring autumn leaves using Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper.

Firstly, on this piece of designer series paper, there happened to be some little ovate-shaped leaves that didn’t appear on the previous card. These were colored with a combination of Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight, a combination I did not use on the previous card. In addition, instead of using only Mossy Meadow for my green, I decided to color some of my leaves in Old Olive ink instead which is a lighter green.

The combination of these two changes added a much brighter look to the coloring which lightened up the whole feel of the card.

Today's tutorial bundle project features coloring autumn leaves using Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper.

In addition, instead of using colored Iridescent Rhinestones, I’ve used the Amber Gems on this version which also added more light and shine to the card.

These are small changes that produced a big impact on the card as a whole!

Today's tutorial bundle project features coloring autumn leaves using Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper.

Also, can you see the Clear Wink of Stella on the yellow tips and all over the ovate-shaped leaves? Pretty right?!

Today's tutorial bundle project features coloring autumn leaves using Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper.
Today's tutorial bundle project features coloring autumn leaves using Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper.

To me, this card went from pretty but somewhat dull (left), to bright and vibrant while still being earthy and beautiful!

Today's tutorial bundle project features coloring autumn leaves using Blends Alcohol Markers and the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper.

What do you think? Do you prefer one over the other or is just me?

So, you may remember that this project is my contribution to the September, Simple Suite Stampers tutorial bundle. This month’s theme is the Rustic Harvest Suite of products. I sure hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Do you want to see me coloring autumn leaves for this card? If so, watch my video shared later in this post.

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