Are you ready for Autumn? I am sooooo ready! I love to craft during the Autumn season. It’s the time of year when all of my favorite colors are splashed all over the landscape. But I will need to wait a few months, but that doesn’t mean I will need to wait for Autumn to get here before I start creating Autumn projects. With that being said, here is a card using the Stampin’ Up! Gently Falling two step stamp set and the very fun color core Early Espresso card stock. This new card stock from Stampin’ Up! is just begging to be sanded, so I obliged, using the new sanding block, grin. Also, I brayered the background in so that it looks like filtered light.
Now the card was so fun to make I decided to make this 12 x 12 scrapbook page using the same techniques I used in the card. The photo is of my son Mitchell with his daughter Hailie Jade. This was taken back in 2003, lol. I’m a bit behind on getting some of my photos scrap booked.
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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . . . .
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Gently Falling
Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, Cajun Craze and Color Core Early Espresso
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Lucky Limeade, Cajun Craze and More Mustard
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponge, Sponge Dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Big Shot Machine, Wood Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Brayer, Crystal Effects
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Brayered More Mustard ink at the bottom of a 4.5″ x 6″ piece of Summer Starfruit card stock.
Brayered Cajun Craze ink at the bottom of the card stock not covering the Summer Starfruit ink entirely.
Stamped the solid leaf stamp on Lucky Limeade card stock using the following colors, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze.
Over stamped the solid images with the fine line stamp using the following colors, Always Artichoke, Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler.
Stamped the solid seed pods on Lucky Limeade card stock using Lucky Limeade ink. We called these seed pods helicopters when I was growing up.
Stamped the fine line image over the solid image using Always Artichoke ink.
Cut all the images out using my Paper Snips.
Tip: When cutting out things with curves move the paper not the scissors. This helps to give you a smoother look to your cutting and it’s much easier too.
Tip: Put a piece of rubber shelf liner under your Big Shot Machine so it doesn’t slide around when in use.
Using the Big Shot Machine and Wood Embossing Folder, embossed a 4.5″ x 6″ piece of Color Core Early Espresso card stock.
Sand the top of the card stock to bring out the inner core color and the design.
Cut a 1″ strip of the card stock and adhere it to the main image panel.
Draw in a limb using an Early Espresso marker.
Adhere the leaves using 3 Stampin’ Dimensionals and a bit of glue at the bottom of the leaf. This will pop the top of the leaf up and have the bottom of the leaf flat on the card stock.
Adhere the seed pods flat on the card stock. Crinkle up the edges of the leaves.
Darken the stems of the leaves and seed pods using the Early Espresso marker. This makes things look a bit more natural.
Sponge Basic Black ink at the bottom and left sides of the card stock.
Add Crystal effects dots on the leaves as dew drops. This goes on milky but dries to a clear. Let dry very well.
Add a couple of very fine twigs using the Early Espresso marker.
Added a 5″ x 6.5″ Cajun Craze panel and a 4.75″ x 6.25″ Basic Black panel.
Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.
May your day be filled with the colors of nature.
Until my next post. . . . .
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