Thursday, October 22, 2015

Leaf Mosaic Cover Die - Three Ways

The fall foliage is gorgeous this year! So many beautiful colors! I’m always trying to think of different ways to sneak even more color into my designs. Today I’m sharing the Top Dog Dies Leaf Mosaic Background Plate Die done three different ways.   I love background dies, they're a great way to cover up an A2 (4.25 x 5.5") card!

I will start with the most layered and finish with clean and simple.

I just discovered that the smallest piece from the Make A Banner Die Set fits perfectly behind the window of the Mosaic dies. Brilliant! 
Now I can slip some die cut pieces of color behind the die to peek through the openings.

My first card shows different colors behind the windows, and for an extra pop of color some Fall Foliage in aqua. The blue gives lots of contrast with the yellows, reds and oranges of the background.
For my second card I die cut the Leaf Mosaic from watercolor paper and added watercolor only to the leaves.
I used Peerless Watercolors – first adding water to the areas I wanted colored, and then applying the color. 
The watercolor will stay in the areas you wet first.
My last card is very clean and simple.
I wanted to show the elegance of the die, and how pretty it looks without any special treatments. I simply cut it from gold foil and adhered it to an aqua blue card base.
Do you love the Leaf Mosaic die?  Good news!  It's on sale for $24.  You can find it here at Top Dog Dies, and as always there is free shipping on orders of $50 or more. 


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
Top Dog Dies: Make A Banner, Leaf Mosaic, Fall Foliage, Pocket Page Banner
Stamps Waltzingmouse Teeny Trees, Peace & Plenty
Enamel Dots

7 comments:

Donna said...

Wow... The one on the white background just calls out to me, Jeanne :)
Wants!!!

Joan Smith said...

OMG Wow Talk about being super super clever & creative I'm in awe of what you did....all of your cards are fabulous!!
YOU ROCK!!

Michele Henderson said...

Wow, Jeanne, I just love all three beautiful takes on this fabulous die! I love your projects AND this amazing die too! Great color and ideas!
Take Care!
Michele

Lisa said...

Wowzers are these ever pretty Jeanne!!

Hannelie said...

Now this is inspiration!
Beautiful cards Jeanne!

cm said...

Jeanne, all three cards are breath-taking! You've infused your love for colour with style and flair! The autumn palette on the first, punctuated with blue: striking! The water-coloured leafy pops-of-colour on the second: gorgeous! The aqua and gold of the third: classy! Awe-inspiring showcases of this wonderful mosaic die...
Hugs~c

Sharron said...

Wow, such gorgeous cards! Love that you showed several different ways that the die can be used. The rich colors of your watercolor design look amazing!