Monday, October 19, 2009

Autumn Splendor in Gold

Autumn is here, the leaves are turning, the pumpkins are on display... I love to make cards with leaf stamps this time of year! The new Autumn Splendor set is a favorite! This time I stamped the leaves and acorns on Watercolor Paper and heat embossed them with gold, then used the Aqua Painter to add color to them. I cut them out when dry. How fun!

The card itself is Kraft cardstock then overlaid with a pattern from the beautiful Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper. The upper portion is Really Rust cardstock which has been wheeled with the new Texture Jumbo Wheel in Really Rust (it's subtle) then run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate. The edges of both the rust and DSP were treated with the Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit to give a shabby chic look. Additional ink was sponged on the raised portions of the Really Rust to highlight the design.

A band of that scrumptious wide Chocolate Chip Striped Grosgrain ribbon was added around that layer of the card then the leaves were added with Snail Adhesive and Dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Holiday Best set, stamped in Chocolate Chip on Really Rust and punched out with the Wide Oval Punch. The edges were sponged and a Chocolate Chip punch out with the Modern Label Punch was added to the back to ground the oval This was adhered with Dimensionals then the acorns were added to the top of it with Mini Glue Dots.

It was hard to catch all the colors with my camera this morning but it turned out really pretty in person! Here's a closer-up picture:

Stamps: Autumn Leaves; Holiday Best (Hostess set)
Inks: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Taken With Teal, More Mustard, VersaMark
Paper: Autumn Meadows (in the Holiday Mini Catalog), Really Rust, Kraft, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: 1 1/4" Chocolate Chip Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Glory Embossing Powder
Tools: Texture Jumbo Wheel and handle, Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Modern Label Punch, Paper Snips, Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit, Stampin' Sponge, Mini Glue Dots

All products are from Stampin' Up! You may order these or any other products from my Stampin' Up! website store HERE! For any questions, leave them in a comment with your email and I'll respond.

Thanks for dropping by today! Don't forget that Stampin' Up's NEW Deal of the Week (#3) will be announced today! Can't wait to see what's on SALE THIS WEEK!



Sue Erickson said...

What gorgeous leaves and card, Margaret! The more examples of that leaf stamp set I see, the more I think I 'need' that set. Oh boy, has this Holiday mini catalog caused deep holes in my checkbook!

Mary Davidson said...

Just saw your post on LNS, Margaret. This card is absolutely gorgeous! TFS!

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