Although Mother Nature must not have gotten the email, it really is still autumn. Really.
Another leaf card for you!
At my monthly Stamp-In this past Monday, this is a card my girls made as one of their four projects. It's a good way to use up some fall feeling retired Designer Series Paper.
An easy card to create, it still is markedly handsome.
Popping up the diecut leaf panel with Stampin' Dimensionals is a great way to create the feel of dimension. Notice the shadows at the edges of the leaf.
The beautiful diecut label encasing the sentiment is done with a die from the Ornate Frames dies, found on page 53 of the Holiday Catalog. I sincerely hope that Stampin' Up! decides to keep this die set in the next Annual Catalog! Even though it was touted for Halloween in the catalog, the frames, both fairly plain and extravagantly ornate, are wonderful for use any time of the year.
Following are the directions and supplies list needed to make a card similar to this.
Mossy Meadow cardstock
Fall colored Designer Series Paper
Mossy Meadow ink
Stitched Shapes dies (page 196, Annual Catalog)
Ornate Frames Dies (page 53, Holiday Catalog)
Seasonal Layers dies (page 195, Annual Catalog)
3/16" Braided Linen Trim (page 174, Annual Catalog)
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Adhere a 3 1/4" square piece of autumnal Designer Series Paper to a 3 1/2" square of cream cardstock.
From a 3" square piece of the cream cardstock, die cut a maple leaf in the center with the leaf die and the Big Shot. Once again, run the piece through the Big Shot, but this time centering the diecut leaf with the Stitched Shapes square die that measures about 2 5/8" square.
Adhere the diecut square centered over the DSP with Stampin' Dimensionals.
From the 3/16" Braided Linen Trim, tie a bow and attach it with a Glue Dot to the stem of the diecut leaf.
Adhere this finished piece to the card front, leaving even margins at the top and sides.
Stamp the multi-lined stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in about the center of the remaining green space on the card in Mossy Meadow ink.
On coordinating cream cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink. Cut the sentiment out with the long die from the Ornate Frames Dies. Adhere this over the stamped lines with Stampin' Dimensionals.