Here it is Sunday again, and I hope all of you are enjoying this day the Lord has made! My card today uses current Stampin’ Up! products as well as the retired Vintage Leaves and coordinating Leaflets Framelits. I love these leaves and can’t bear to give them up.
In the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack there are some pieces I wondered what on earth I would do with them. I think today’s card effectively showcases one of the difficult ones.
I am loosely following the challenge from Freshly Made Sketches #359 for my design.
The color scheme comes from Handstamped Sentiments Challenge #300
I began with a panel of the tree rings Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Liquid Glued to my card base. Using one of the Layering Circles Framelits, I cut the center from another piece of the tree rings. This was adhered to my Cajun Craze mat with Liquid Glue.
DISCLAIMER: Vintage Leaves is retired from the catalog. I love this set and had to use it one more time. Any individual leaf stamp would accomplish the same end result. (Colorful Seasons or Falling for Leaves come to mind)
The focal piece is a set of 3 leaves from Vintage Leaves, stamped with Merry Merlot on Mango Melody, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow, then die cut with the coordinating Leaflets Framelits. Liquid Glue adheres these to one another and a length of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim is tied around the stems. This assemblage is attached to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. (If you don’t have Vintage Leaves, any individual leaves will do nicely). This card front was then attached to the matted card base with Liquid Glue.
I considered dry embossing the Cajun Craze mat with the Pinewood Planks, but didn’t do it as I thought it might look ‘too busy’. Your thoughts?
The sentiment is from Pleasant Pheasants and is stamped in Soft Suede on the Cajun Craze mat. This focal panel was then adhered to the tree rings mat with Liquid glue.
For the inside, I attached the leftover piece of tree rings DSP from the Wood Textures Stack to a panel of Cajun Craze, with Liquid Glue, and used more glue to adhere the panel into the card base. One of the Vintage Leaves was inked with Cajun Craze and stamped off twice before stamping my Very Vanilla panel. The sentiment, also from Pleasant Pheasants, was stamped in full strength Cajun Craze.
The envelope, never to be naked, was given the same leaf as on in inside, and more of the tree rings DSP on the flap.
I love the colors of Autumn and the crisp, cool days. A walk in the woods during this wonderful season is an excellent way to spend a little time. Short of that, perhaps an autumn colored, woodsy card will fill the bill!
Thanks for stopping by. Try this easy one for yourself.
CARD CUTS: Early Espresso: card base 5-1/2″ x 11 scored at 4-1/4″; Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack: front mat 4″ x 5-1/4″, inside strip 2″ x 5″, 3″ circle; Cajun Craze: front panel 3-3/4″ x 5″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Very Vanilla: inside liner 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″; Mango Melody, Crushed Curry: maple leaves 3″ x 3-1/2″; Mossy Meadow: oak leaf 2″ x 4-1/2″