With the recent wind and colder weather our garden had taken on a rather sad feel. The beautiful autumn colours of the past few weeks are all but a memory, and while there’s still some colour in the grass, even that’s not as vibrant.
Today’s project is an autumn card I made in early October as part of my personal World Card Making Day challenge. Even though I was working under the pressure of the clock, I still love how this turned out.
I began this project with the wood design from the Come to Gather 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP).
I cut one piece to cover the front of a Thick Very Vanilla Card base and attached it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Next I cut a 3/4″ piece and glued that down the right side of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. This layer was then fixed inside the card base with more liquid glue.
Finally I glued a piece of the DSP onto the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then using Paper Snips I cut the piece to shape using the edge of the flap as a guide.
BEAUTY OF THE SEASON
The gorgeous sentiment actually comes from the Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set.
First I wiped a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card with an Embossing Buddy to remove any oils and static. Then I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink and sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Finally I tapped off the excess and removed a few stray specks, before melting the rest with my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
With that done I cut out the sentiment using the #C5 die from the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Then I fixed the sentiment to the front of the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Tip – To identify the die I use from a nesting set, I always count from the smallest up. With the Stitched Rectangles there are 3 distinct sets of nesting dies and I’ve called the set of 8 that nest together Group C. Group A is the die that doesn’t nest with any of the others, and Group B is the remaining set of 4 dies.
All I had left to do was my autumn leaf embellishments.
I started with a piece of So Saffron Card and using a piece of Stampin’ Sponge covered it with a layer of So Saffron ink. Then I sponged on some Pumpkin Pie ink followed by Old Olive. I finished my sponging with a touch of Real Red and finally Merry Merlot.
Now I had my sponged card I used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the leaf vein image from the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set. Then it was a simple task to cut out the leaves using the coordinating die from the Seasonal Layers Dies.
With that done, I added the leaves to my sentiment using liquid glue, with Stampin’ Dimensionals where they extended past the edge of the sentiment layer.
And there you have it, a simple layout, that took less time to make than you’d imagine.