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
1388 Colonial 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


  1. Lovely card. That is an interesting technique I would really like to try sometime.
    I like the baker's twine trim as well.

  2. WOW - awesome!! Thanks for showing how you made it :)

  3. Wow!!! I'm still picking my jaw up off the floor. Stunning!

  4. How pretty Allisa ~ WOW!! We just came back from a long blustery walk and these were flying through the air! Well done ;)

  5. This is beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  6. Gorgeous!!! I love your card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  7. Just beautiful ~ this is a lovely technique!

  8. Allisa your leaves are stunning, great technique! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

  9. Fabulous! TFS! And Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Autumn Leaves Falling / Fall Colors” Challenge!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  10. gorgeous card... love the boldy colored leaves! thanks so much for playing along with CASology each week!

  11. 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...

  12. Thanks Claire, a custom blog is on my to do list...not enough hours in the day!

  13. 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.

  14. Love those multi-coloured leaves! Thanks for sharing how you created this! And thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  15. Wow, Allisa, these leaves are bold and beautiful!

  16. Love how you've achieved these bold colours - fantastic fall card! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  17. Very clever and very striking - a lovely autumn card. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  18. What a beautiful card!! The leaves are beautiful TFS.
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  19. Very cool technique! Thanks for the tutorial too!
    I wish I had the Design Studio!
    Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!

  20. Such a cool technique. Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Papercraft Star.


  21. Lovely autumn card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inky Impressions challenge!

  22. 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"

  23. Congrats on your Papercraft Star win...I TOLD you this was a winner! :D

  24. Beautiful! Such vibrant colors. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  25. 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

  26. WOW what a gorgeous autumn card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :) Helen x

  27. It's a stunning card.Love the way you've created the leaves.Thanks for sharing it with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.


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