Thursday, September 27, 2012

AUTUMN SPLENDOR EMBOSS RESIST

Using the emboss resist technique in conjunction with leaves makes for a wonderful autumn card.

Unfortunately, the two stamp sets I used in this sample have been retired. But Stampin' Up! has several other leaf and greeting sets that could be substituted if you don't own these particular sets.


To re-create a card similar to this one, following is the supply list:

Autumn Splendor Stamp Set (retired)
Holidays & Wishes Stamp Set (retired)

Not Quite Navy card stock
Cajun Craze card stock
Whisper White card stock

Cajun Craze ink
Not Quite Navy ink
More Mustard ink
VersaMark

Heat Tool
Pewter Embossing Powder
Embossing Buddy
Paper Snips
Stampin' Dimensionals
Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon (retired)
Decorative Label Punch
XL Oval Punch
Sponge Daubers

Instructions:
Rub Embossing Buddy well over 3.75" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock. With VersaMark, stamp leaves randomly across the paper. (I started with the larger oak leaves and filled in with the smaller leaves.) Sprinkle Pewter Embossing Powder over the leaves, and heat to emboss.

Use Sponge Daubers to fill in the background with Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, and More Mustard inks. You can make these areas as light or as dark as you desire. But try to have some light and some dark for contrast.

On a scrap of Whisper White, stamp acorns and sentiment in VersaMark. Heat emboss these with the Pewter Embossing Powder. Use the More Mustard Sponge Dauber to color in the acorns. With Paper Snips, carefully cut out the acorns. Punch out the sentiment with the XL Oval Punch. With the Not Quite Navy Sponge Dauber, ink the edges of the oval. From a scrap of Cajun Craze, punch out a Decorative Label, and ink those edges also. Adhere these three pieces together. Set aside momentarily.

Wrap the ribbon around the finished leaf panel, and tie into a bow on the left side. Adhere the sentiment piece over the ribbon with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals.

Adhere finished leaf panel to a piece of Cajun Craze measuring 5.25" x 4", then to card front, made from a 5.5" x 8.5" piece of Not Quite Navy, folded in half and scored well with the bone folder.

Happy Fall Y'all!!

Smiles



25 comments:

  1. Love this card.Thanks for giving me an idea.

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    1. Thanks, Steff! I'm glad I gave you an idea! :>)

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    1. Thank you, Betsye. I'm so glad you like it. :>)

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  3. I love your card. I can't be there for your classes or your beautiful home, but I can imagine them through your blog1

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    1. Chris, it's so nice to hear from you! Thanks for joining me. :>)

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  4. I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a great card. It looks beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome work:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. Katie, I'm thrilled that you are following me! And thanks for the kind words. :>)

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  5. I love so many things about this--the colors, the embossing--great job!

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    1. Thanks, Steph. Such nice things to say. :>)

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  6. This is very beautiful Linda. Thanks for sharing at "I Gotta Try That Monday"
    Marcie

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    1. Thank you, Marcie.. And thanks for letting me participate. :>)

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  7. I love to stamp cards, but i am afraid of my heat gun to emboss. I guess I need more practice! Beautiful work - very talented.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  8. Thank you, Donna! Heat embossing is still one of my favorite things to do. It doesn't really take practice -- just keep the heat about 2 inches from the embossing and keep moving it until the embossing powder turns shiny. All done! And all beautiful! :>)

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  9. Very pretty~ thanks for linking up!
    Kim~madeinaday

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    1. Thank you, Kim. And thanks for letting me link up! Pretty new at all this. :>)

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  10. Saw your card on Pinterest, which led me to your blog. The card is awesome. I think I still have this set and have to try this. I am a fellow SU demonstrator and originally from Wisconsin. I now live in Texas and miss the beautiful fall colors this time of year.

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    1. Thank you so much, Marilyn! Do you miss Wisconsin? I checked out your blog, and love your cards! I am also following you now on Pinterest. :>)

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  11. Hello! I'm visiting from the PinFest hop from Serendipity & Spice - this is so incredibly beautiful! You are so talented :) How long did this take you?

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    1. Thank you so much, Angela! Actually, it isn't all that time-consuming. Basically to get the colors just right, you start out light and keep adding darkness and depth until you are happy with the results. To design a card from scratch usually takes me anywhere from 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Once it's created, and all the pieces are cut and ready (like I do it for my workshops), it should only take about a half hour! Thanks for asking! :>)

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  12. GORGEOUS Linda! I can see why it's a favorite! Thanks for linking up to The Best of 2012 Link Party! Diana

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    1. Thanks, Diana! I love it too, especially the colors. :>)

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  13. I am glad to see your card making experience Linda! Thanks for providing us such an interesting ideas.
    Nice card maker tutorials! Great job!

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