Friday, September 23, 2016

DT Tips: Golden Leaf Placecards...

Today I have a little place card idea for you that you can replicate for your Thanksgiving table decor! These are quick, easy and so pretty and elegant. I've used Papertrey Ink's Enclosed: Leaf dies.

All of the leaves and veins were cut out of White Tag Stock, which is a really thick cardstock by Papertrey Ink, perfect for tags, so they don't bend and are nice and sturdy. Then I glued the veins onto the leaves and painted the entire thing with Liquid Leaf in gold by Plaid. It dries VERY quickly, so make sure you rinse your brush often...or just use a cheap foam brush that you can toss when you are done. The foam brush works great for dabbing the paint into all of the crevices.
To finish off the leaves, I cut the Tremendous Tags from Smokey Shadow cardstock and stamped them with Autumn Pumpkins sentiments and heat embossed them in white embossing powder. You could write your guests' names instead on these if you'd like, then tie them onto the gold leaf stems!

The ribbon I used to tie the little tags onto the leaves is a piece of seam binding from Zipperstop.com in Chalk White. When wet, it crinkles nicely!

The floral pick with the white pumpkin and other white/gold pumpkins in my photos were found at Walmart. Here is another leaf you can make with the Enclosed: Leaf dies with the basic leaf in the background and the grateful outline piece over the top. I adhered the leaf layers, then painted it with the gold gilding like the previous samples.

Thanksgiving is all about food, friends, and family...and what better way to make your guests feel welcome than a wonderful and pretty note to welcome them to the table. You could also frame these and use them for fall decor! I hope you enjoyed this post today! Have a great weekend!


20 comments:

Annette:) said...

Oh my goodness! These are so beautiful! Very simple and elegant.

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous idea!

Esther said...

Love them! Gorgeous!

Donna Phelan said...

These Are GLORIOUS!!!

victoria h said...

Beautiful decorations & more great use for metallic paint.

Luanne said...

Very elegant and gorgeous!

Helen Diaz said...

Very nice inspirational project for Thanksgiving table!

Nancy said...

Fabulous, Danielle and sound very easy to create an elegant touch, thanks for sharing.

Julia Aston said...

These are beautiful Danielle - so simple yet elegant! Julia xx

Kathy Mc said...

These are just lovely, Danielle! They would certainly look fabulous with a Fall table setting.

Marcia HIll said...

I do believe I NEED to make some of these for my table too! Thanks so much for the inspiration Danielle!!

artful-notions said...

Gorgeous, Danielle! So rich and perfect for the holiday table! Adore your style! You always give such elegance to any project!

Jennifer Bishop said...

Absolutely lovely! Good idea.

Diana K said...

Blown away! So beautiful.

nancy said...

These are lovely, Danielle. Place cards are some of my favorite projects you make.

Melissa said...

These are stunning Dani! Love them to bits! Thanks so much for covering for me!

Greta said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Danielle! I'm glad to get more ideas for using the Liquid Leaf--plenty left over after SAF--haha! Your leaves are stunning!

Lisa Roettger said...

Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing.

Ann said...

Love it all! I am a big fan of white pumpkins and that one is adorable. Love the glitter on it, a little sparkle goes a long way, tags are so sweet too.

Pat Gasko said...

Danielle these are Fabulous. So much Elegance in all you do. I've been planning to use a small flat wreath ring to make a centerpiece and I have the same leaf dies Thanks for the inspiration.