So yesterday ended with a big thunderstorm and impressive lightning. The bad weather continued overnight but this morning it’s bright and sunny out. There is however a nip in the air, and I’ve noticed my maple trees are starting to change colour. Autumn is definitely on its way. It was this realisation that inspired today’s #simplestamping ‘Thinking of You” card.
I began by choosing a pretty foiled leaf pattern from the Gilded Autumn 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. At 2″ the width of the piece was decided for me as that’s the scrap I found in the pack.
Then taking my cue from the colours listed on the DSP I chose Cajun Craze and Early Espresso for my contrasting layers. I cut the Cajun Craze piece 2-1/4″ wide and the Early Espresso one 2-3/4″ wide. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the layers together and set them aside.
Next, while I had the DSP in front of me, I cut a 3/4″ x 4″ strip and glued it to the top of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. This would be used to decorate the inside of my card base. Along the edge of the DSP I added a 1/8″ strip of Cajun Craze Card and then a 1/4″ strip of Early Espresso Card.
Finally I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the DSP and glued it to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed the DSP with my Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Now I was ready to stamp my “thinking of you” sentiment. I have a few of these in various stamp sets but chose the beautifully scripted one from Good Morning Magnolia.
Using Cajun Craze ink I stamped the sentiment onto Very Vanilla Card. Then to match the other layers I mounted it onto Cajun Craze Card and then Early Espresso Card.
For my card base I chose Thick Very Vanilla Card as it would provide a nice contrast to the coloured layers. After using my Paper Trimmer to cut and score the card, I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then, still using liquid glue, I fixed the decorated Very Vanilla layer to the inside.
With that done I mounted the layered DSP strip to the front of the card with liquid glue. Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the assembled sentiment and my simple card was complete.
I must say that I’m loving the Gilded Autumn DSP as the foil designs allow me to add a touch of luxury without having to heat emboss. Mind you the non-gilded patterns are lovely too!
For other projects using the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP see these earlier blog posts:
- Ink in all the right places today
- Ending July with a gilded sneak peek
- Take one Mini Paper Pumpkin box
- Just Jade and Mint Macaron combination