Friday was the first meeting of our stamping group after the summer break. It was a small group this time round as a number of members are either traveling or had other activities that night but we still had fun in creating two fall cards.
The first card used the Hearth & Home Framelits and the Happy Scenes stamp set to create a fall scene.
Watercolor paper was masked at the bottom using Post It Label Roll. Marina Mist was sponged over the top of the paper to create the sky.
The MISTI was used to stamp the scene using Basic Black Archival Ink. The scene was then colored in using Stampin' Write Markers.
The window was cut from Basic Black card stock using the Hearth & Home Framelits and adhered to the scene using the new Fine Tip Glue Pen.
A matte of Tangerine Tango was embossed using the Stripes Embossing Folder and then Cajun Craze ink was sponged over top to give definition to the stripes. The matte was then adhered to the Basic Black card base using Dimensionals.
The completed window was adhered to the striped matte using Dimensionals and then a tiny bow created with the now retired Pumpkin Pie 1/8" ribbon was adhered to the top of the window using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
A 1" banner was cut from Basic Black card stock using the Triple Banner Punch. A 3/4" strip of Whisper White was also punched to make a banner.
The sentiment was stamped using the Basic Black Archival ink and then the banner was sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink and edged with Cajun Craze. It was then adhered to the black banner. The completed banner was adhered to the bottom of the card using Dimensionals.
A matte of the now retired Naturals Ivory card stock was stamped with leaves from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set (an invaluable stamp set for adding "little touches" to cards and envelopes!) using Tangerine Tango and then edged with Cajun Craze.
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The second card was a one layer card with lots of textured elements!
Oak leaves were cut from both watercolor paper and vellum using the Leaflets Framelits.
On a craft mat, Distress Inks (Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Fossilized Amber) were stamped and then spritzed with water. The two watercolor paper leaves were dragged through the ink until the colors were as desired. The leaves were dried using the Heat Tool. Water drops were spritzed onto the leaves and then blotted with a towel and then dried again.
The vellum leaf had the edges and stem inked with Versamark and then heat embossed using Gold Embossing Powder.
All three leaves were bundled together using Linen Thread. A little Crystal Effects was applied to the thread ends to make them stiff and then the ends were wound around a pencil to provide a little bit of interest to the thread.
A die cut from Gold Foil was made using the Starburst Framelits and then the shape was embossed using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. It was adhered to the Soft Suede card front using Dimensionals. The bundle of leaves was adhered over the starburst also using Dimensionals.
The sentiment from the For All Things stamp set was stamped with Soft Suede onto Baked Brown Sugar card stock. The Triple Banner Punch was used to flag one end.
The 7/8" Scalloped Circle Punch was used to punch a shape from Soft Suede and it was adhered to one end of the sentiment banner. A Gold Basic Metal Button was adhered on top. The banner was adhered to the card front using a Dimensional.
For the inside of the card, a matte was created using Naturals White card stock. Three oak leaf tips from the Vintage Leaves stamp set were stamped at the bottom of the matte using Baked Brown Sugar and then the edges were inked.
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Love the colors and textures in these cards! Hope you enjoyed viewing them.