Stampin’ Up! Layering Leaves and Paper Kintsugi Earthen Elegance with a Video Tutorial

Good morning and Happy Friday!  I do hope your week has gone well – and that there’s something fun on the agenda for your weekend.  We – Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, that is – have a fun Online event tomorrow called Creativity Now!  Those of us who are attending got to order a new stamp set bundle from the upcoming Sept – Dec 2023 Mini Catalog and we’re going to be making some projects “together” using them.  Whoo-hooo!  I’ll be giving you some peeks soon as I can! 🙂

My card today features a fun technique called Paper Kintsugi and I used the Earthen Elegance DSP – and a simple sentiment from Layering Leaves with the addition of some Bough Punch leaves. Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Layering Leaves and Paper Kintsugi Earthen Elegance with a Video Tutorial

I learned how to do this from a Splitcoast Stampers tutorial by Beth Rush.  And it is COOL!  Kintsugi is the “Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum”.  This is translated to paper!

I started by tearing a panel of Earthen Elegance DSP into four large-ish pieces – with uneven edges.  Tip: you want to tear slow and easy – with your fingers close together and close to the point where the tear is happening.  Otherwise you may end up with a lot more frayed edge than you like!

Stampin' Up! Layering Leaves and Paper Kintsugi Earthen Elegance with a Video Tutorial

I carefully tapped some of the torn edges on my Versamark pad and then dipped them into a container with Gold Metallic embossing powder.  When I heated it with the Heat Tool -it created a golden edge!  Tip: you don’t have to do EVERY edge – when you put the pieces back together – you just want all the “scars” to be gold.  So – take your time and think it thru! This is a lot easier to SEE so…check out the video down below!

When all my edges were gold and shiny, I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel back together on a Pretty Peacock mat to make the card front. Can you see my repaired “shards”?

Stampin' Up! Layering Leaves and Paper Kintsugi Earthen Elegance with a Video Tutorial

I used the Bough Punch to cut out two large flowers from some Earthen Elegance DSP in Pretty Peacock and two small flowers from Distressed Gold paper.  Tip – when punching these thin papers – turn your paper over and punch from the back.  That helps to keep the punch from tearing the “pretty” side of the paper!

I adhered the leaves to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Layering Leaves and Paper Kintsugi Earthen Elegance with a Video Tutorial

Using Stampin’ Seal – I adhered a short length of Copper Clay 3/8″ Textured Ribbon over the stems of the leaves.

On a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock, I stamped the Hello sentiment from Layering Leaves in Versamark ink – sprinkled it with Gold Metallic embossing powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.

Stampin' Up! Layering Leaves and Paper Kintsugi Earthen Elegance with a Video Tutorial

I cut out the sentiment using the smallest Deckled Rectangle die and adhered it over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a few Copper Clay 2023-2025 In Color Dots and the card front was done!

Stampin' Up! Layering Leaves and Paper Kintsugi Earthen Elegance with a Video Tutorial

On the inside, I stamped a couple of Layering Leaves in Pretty Peacock and Copper Clay on a piece of Basic White cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Layering Leaves and Paper Kintsugi Earthen Elegance with a Video Tutorial

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pretty Peacock mat and into my Copper Clay card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Layering Leaves on the front…

Stampin' Up! Layering Leaves and Paper Kintsugi Earthen Elegance with a Video Tutorial

…and a little more Earthen Elegance DSP on the envelope flap!

Stampin' Up! Layering Leaves and Paper Kintsugi Earthen Elegance with a Video Tutorial

Et Voila!  Oh.  My.  Goodness!  I love this Paper Kintsugi technique, don’t you?!  And – the Earthen Elegance DSP (which was created using real hand thrown and decorated POTTERY!!) could not be more perfect for this method.  I LOVE this paper so much!  Sweet that it’s on sale, huh?!  I ALSO love the Layering Leaves stamp set – it’s simply wunnermus, with so many leaves to..uhm…layer!…and great sentiments! 🙂

Stampin' Up! Layering Leaves and Paper Kintsugi Earthen Elegance with a Video Tutorial

I hope you like!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Copper Clay Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Pretty Peacock Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); Smallest Deckled Rectangle die cut (sentiment)

Distressed Gold Specialty Paper: Bough Punch small leaves (x2)

Basic White Cardstock:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

Earthen Elegance DSP:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front); Bough Punch large leaves (x2); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 


How To Acquire a Treat. By Finn.

Step One.  Anticipation – important to look cute and just a little pitiful. Not TOO pitiful.  Tongues help but do NOT overplay your paw.

Step Two.  Approach.  Consider the possibility that the treat could be withdrawn (Humans can be fickle).  Maintain adorable-ness level as a hedge against that possibility.  Ears and cute lips help a lot.

Step 3.  Commit.  At this point – you’re all in. Maintain eye contact with the human and go vertical.  Most humans are unable to change course at this point!

Resume:  Finn Deatherage has a highly decorated history of treat getting, encompassing dog treats, plate licks, and purloined human food.  He’s been in the field for seven years and fully understands the human need to feed cute dogs.  He has developed a field-tested and dog-approved system that, if used correctly, is guaranteed to get results.



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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Layering Leaves and Paper Kintsugi Earthen Elegance with a Video Tutorial

  1. Well, I headed straight for the FFF section as I watched you create this beauty yesterday. Oh, Mary, there should be a platform for Finn’s adventures, tactics and just plain cuteness. Until he branches out, I’ll be faithful to my “fix” on your blog. Have a blessed day.

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL- thank you so much, Karen! I appreciate you so much! 🙂

  2. Beautiful card, Mary! Thanks so much for sharing with us how you made this! I will definitely be trying this technique out soon.

    Who could resist Finn? If I was in the neighborhood and handing out treats, Finn would have to go on a diet! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      He’s a VERY accomplished treat getter, for sure! NO ONE is immune! 😂😂. Thanks, Carol! 🙂

  3. Faith Simpson

    Love, love, love this card technique, and your choice of DSP was perfect!! Such a beautiful card!!
    As for Finn, well, he is quite accomplished in MANY areas ….treat-getting is just one of many….being adored is right at the top i think….

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he has THAT one totally knocked! :). Thanks so much, Faith! 🙂

  4. Such a pretty card! Love the neutral colors! 🙂 And yes…Finn has you very well trained, oh, I mean that you’ve trained him very well. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Right – I see what you’re thinking! ;). Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  5. Karen Lang

    Well, Happy Birthday………looks like it was a pretty rough one!! Injuries on both the left & right!! Very interesting technique. Thanks

    • stampsnlingers

      Old person skin – I look at something sideways and…boom. I guess I looked at a LOT of things sideways! 😂😂 It’s VERY VERY annoying! ;). Thanks, Karen! 🙂

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