Hello to all on this beautiful Sunday. Fall is definitely in the air here in New York and provided some inspiration for this card. I also used three challenges: The Rubber Redneck STAMPede Color Challenge #1, Hand Stamped Sentiments Fall Theme Challenge #84 and Freshly Made Sketches #2.
I made a 4-1/4" square card; this will still fit in a regular A2 envelope. The base is Lucky Limeade card stock. A piece of Cajun Craze card stock was run through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I spritzed it with an Early Espresso marker and sponged the edges with Early Espresso ink. The edges of a piece of Naturals Ivory card stock were
sponged with Early Espresso ink and then attached to the Cajun Craze layer. Three More Mustard brads were added to the upper left corner. I put a strip of sticky strip on the lower edge of the ivory card stock and scrunched the More Mustard ribbon along it. The sentiment from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set was stamped on ivory card stock with Early Espresso ink, punched out with the small oval punch and the edges sponged with Early
Espresso ink. Using the same punch, I punched out two pieces of Early Espresso card stock and used them to mat the sentiment. It was added to the card front using dimensionals. For the leaves, I added a few drops each of Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, and Lucky Limeade ink refills to a baby wipe. Instead of using a stamp, I rolled my brayer over the wipe and brayered it on to a piece of Naturals Ivory card stock. I did it a number of times until I got the amount of coverage I wanted. I then ran it through the Big Shot with the Leaves #2 Originals Die. I chose the maple and oak leaves and used dimensionals to add them to my card. Even though autumn isn't officially here yet, I am welcoming it with open arms. It's my favorite time of year; love the cool air and beautiful colors of the changing leaves. My husband, on the other hand, looked at the card and was instantly reminded of having to rake all the leaves. I suppose that's a guy thing. I hope you're enjoying your early fall Sunday. See you soon.
Stampin' Up Products Used
Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases (w-#117002/c-#120501)
Ink: Early Espresso (#119670); Early Espresso Ink Refill (#119789); Cajun Craze Ink Refill (#119790); More Mustard Ink Refill (#101962); Lucky Limeade Ink Refill (#122930); Early Espresso Marker (#119680)
Card Stock: Lucky Limeade (#122926); Cajun Craze (#119684); Naturals Ivory (#101849); Early Espresso (#119686)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335); Brayer (#102395); Leaves #2 Originals Die (#113459); Color Spritzer Tool (#107066); Stamping Sponges (#101610); Small Oval Punch (#120908)
Finish It Up: More Mustard 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (#124140); Regals Brads (#119737); Sticky Strip (#104294); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)