Sometimes less is more when it comes to a card design. That’s especially true when I find a few small pieces of specialty card or Designer Series Paper (DSP). It’s also an economical way to make a stack of cards when I need them. However that doesn’t mean I can’t add a little touch of luxury to make my simple Sunday project a bit more special.
CARD AND PAPER PIECES
I began my project with the thank you sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set. For this I cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card 1″ x 2-3/4″ and stamped it using Early Espresso ink.
Next came the two rectangular layers. First, from the darkest card in the Brushed Metallic Cardstock I cut a strip 3/4″ x 4″. Then from the Gilded Autumn DSP pack I cut a piece of the speckled pattern 1-1/2″ x 3″.
Finally I used the maple leaf punch from the Autumn Punch Pack to punch out two foiled leaves from another design in the Gilded Autumn DSP pack.
With the pieces ready, my next task was to make my card base and for that I chose Thick Very Vanilla Card. After cutting and scoring the card, I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
I always add a layer to the inside of my cards and for this I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card.
Now I was ready to start putting it all together.
MORE MAPLE LEAVES
Before fixing the Very Vanilla layer on the inside I first wanted to add a little decoration. So with Early Espresso ink I stamped the maple leaf image from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set in the centre near the top. Then with that done I fixed it into place it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
On the front of the card I used more liquid glue to add the brushed metallic piece followed by the speckled DSP. Next came the sentiment attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals. After that I tucked the punched maple leaves under the edge of the sentiment with liquid glue.
To complete the front I tied a small bow from the 1/4″ copper ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Pack. Then I fixed it into place with a Mini Glue Dot.
All that was left was for me to stamp the maple leaf in the centre of the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope and my project was finished.
I really love making these simple projects and you can see some more of them in these earlier blogs posts:
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and coordinating Autumn Punch Pack using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same items separately. I’ve included links to both option so you can explore this further if you wish.