Puddle Pad Leaf Card

 Finally found some quiet time to stamp….everyone else is sleeping!  I made a CAS negative cut out card for the CASology leaf challenge.  I have had a few e-mails in regards to my puddle pads, so thought I would take this little bit of quiet time to walk you through the process.

For starters, my card was created with the help of Design Studio (DS).  My images were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I prefer DS since I can see it right on my computer screen.  I can manipulate shapes and design a card without cutting until I am happy with the results.  You could also do the same thing in Craft Room or on a Gypsy.

Since my card was going to be CAS, I wanted my stamp images to be bold.  I love the look of multi-colored images, especially when it comes to leaves.  To make your own custom ink pad, you will need reinkers, a baby wipe and something to contain your baby wipe in.  I use a small tray that I normally use for mixing paint.  Choose your reinkers based on your own color preferences.  I love the fall colors of Olive, Autumn Terracotta and Sunflower.

 Place about three drops of reinker on your baby wipe, letting the colors run into each other.  If you are making a larger puddle pad, you will need to add more reinker.

Press your stamp into your puddle pad, just like you would any other ink pad.  If at first you have too much ink on your stamp, stamp off on scratch paper and then ink your stamp again with a lighter touch. 

All supplies by Close To My Heart:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy

C1463 Harvest Happiness

D1371 Many Thanks

1388Colonial White Cardstock

Z2237 Olive Reinker

Z2201 Autumn Terracota

Z2250 Sunflower Reinker

Z1751 Harvest Baker’s Twine

I have entered my card in the following challenges:


CCEE-Fall Colors with Leaves/Punched Border

Cupcake Craft-Autumn

Die Cuttin Divas-Fall Colors

Inky Impressions-Autumn Colors

Kaboodle Doodles-Falling Leaves

Little Red Wagon-Fall

Papercraft Star-Fall Colors

Sarah Hurley Challenges-Autumn

Sweet Stampin-Autumn Leaves

29 thoughts on “Puddle Pad Leaf Card”

  1. What a beautiful card Allisa. I keep meaning to try that baby wipe method myself..thanks for the tutorial. Your blog looks a little familiar…

  2. Gorgeous card, Pam, I love the negative us of the dies, your leaves are beautiful! thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the Papercraft Star.

  3. Stopping by after seeing your winning creation at Papercraft Star. I like the use of the negative image & how you made your own inks. I have the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge but not used it much. You've inspired me.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Wow this is truly stunning, love the bold and yes vibrant colours. Thank you for joining at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck xxx


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