One of the first items that appealed to me in the Holiday Catalog was the Acorn Builder Punch as well as its coordinating stamp set, Acorny Thank You. It might have something to do with growing up in the country, surrounded by oak trees AND their acorns! Regardless, I thought it would be cute to be able to mix and match colors and papers to create all kinds of acorns for fall cards.
For this card, I started by stamping the acorn bottom twice on Whisper White card stock using Baked Brown Sugar. I used the coordinating punch to punch out the bottom as well as punching two tops from Gold Glimmer paper.
I knew that I wanted to use the Kraft Corrugated paper as a matte for a good dose of texture but thought it looked rather plain so I decided to stamp on it!
On a scrap of the corrugated paper, I tested Basic Brown Sugar, Soft Suede and finally Tip Top Taupe inks. I settled on the latter ink because I wanted the stamping to become a subtle background pattern.
After stamping oak leaves all over the corrugated matte, I inked the edges with Soft Suede using a sponge dauber.
I used the Stitched Circles Dies from Simon Says Stamps to die cut circles from a piece of the now retired Color Me Autumn DSP.
On Mossy Meadow card stock I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed using Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder from Recollections. It was die cut using the Bitty Banner Framelits.
The corrugated matte was adhered to a Mossy Meadow card base using Dimensionals and the stitched circle matte was adhered to the matte in the same manner.
Using glue dots, I adhered an arrangement of Gold Cord on the stitched matte and then adhered two acorns at angles with Dimensionals over the cord. The sentiment was adhered at bottom of card front also using dimensionals.
For the inside matte, I stamped the oak leaf in Mossy Meadow on Naturals White card stock.
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