Thursday, November 19, 2015

The end of fall

There's definitely a winter chill in the air today. Time to pull out the scarves, earmuffs and mittens (which I'll be honest I've already worn a few times). While I'm not quite ready for snow -- the older I get the more I dread the hassle -- I do appreciate that we were able to enjoy a nice long fall with a number of gorgeous sunny days. So as we say goodbye to another fall season, it seems fitting to share my last few autumn/Thanksgiving card designs.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Grateful Greetings
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Cajun Craze card stock
Ink: Cajun Craze
Accessories: Grass embossing folder (Darice), Walnut Brown and Copper 3D stamp paint (Viva Decor), linen thread, wooden leaf (Paper Source), Mono multi liquid glue, Spouncer brush (Plaid)

This is a simple layout, with a layer of embossed Lost Lagoon card stock as the focal point. To add impact to the embossing I lightly applied a blend of two colors of 3D stamp paint -- Walnut Brown and Copper -- with a foam stipple-style brush. I mounted the embossed card stock on a Cajun Craze card base, stamped a sentiment, tied linen thread around the card front and added an orange wooden leaf. It's nothing fancy, but I love the dynamic color combination and this embossed design.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Lighthearted Leaves
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Fall Leaves Swirl embossing folder (Darice), Autumn Accents die, Copper 3D stamp paint (Viva Decor), copper cord (unknown), crochet trim, Artisan Embellishment Kit, wooden leaf (Paper Source), corner rounder, Mono Multi liquid glue, Spouncer brush (Plaid)

This card has the same basic principle as the previous card: embossed background highlighted with 3D stamp paint and then embellished. This version has a more feminine feel, though, with a green/purple/copper color combination, velvet ribbon and crochet trim. I also added a die-cut leaf as a layer for the stamped sentiment.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Lighthearted Leaves
Paper: Whisper White, card stock, gold paper (retired), confetti red card stock (unknown)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E19 alcohol marker (Copic Sketch), Blendabilities assortments: Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Accessories: Metallic foil doilies, Wink of Stella gold glitter brush pen (ZIG), red twill ribbon (unknown), Dimensionals

I made four cards with the design by stamping leaves on a large piece of white card stock, coloring them with alcohol markers, and then cutting the card stock into four pieces. I layered each piece on gold paper, added ribbon and half of a gold doily, and used Dimensionals to adhere the panel to a red card base. To emphasize the gold I also used a gold glitter brush pen to color over the yellow leaves.

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