How can we be halfway through October already! I’m definitely not prepared for winter but hopefully we can still enjoy milder autumn weather for a while longer. Leaves are definitely top of mind right now, and so for today’s simple Sunday project I wanted to create a quick and easy card using the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set. The maple leaf and seed pod images are gorgeous as this “thinking of you” card shows.
It’s funny that I always think of trees as bearing fruit in the autumn. However when I did a little research I discovered that the winged maple tree seeds (known as samaras) actually fall in late spring and early summer. So I decided to create this card using a green. Soft Succulent to be precise.
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Soft Succulent Card. Then with the long side at the top I scored it at 4-1/4″. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease using a Bone Folder to create my card base.
Next I cut two pieces of Basic White Card. Once piece 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ and the other 4″ x 5-1/4″ Then from the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set I took the two images. Using Soft Succulent ink I stamped the large maple leaf and samara image towards the top of the smaller Basic White layer. Beneath that I added the “thinking of you” sentiment.
On the larger Basic White piece I stamped the small samara image in the top left corner. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue I fixed this layer inside the card base. Finally I stamped the samara on the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope.
With that done I cut a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Soft Succulent Card and glued the remaining Basic White layer on top. Then I fixed the assembled piece to the front of the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals and my card was complete.
Didn’t I tell you the images in the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set were gorgeous. Now I want to experiment with a variety of other colours and techniques. Watch this space!