Good Morning Everyone! I hope you have started with a good week and that it continues in these strange days.
Today our Krew Blog Hop theme is ‘Fall Frenzy’ which we can interpret any way we wish. So, come along and join the fun!
For today’s card I have chosen to use the Love of Leaves bundle, available in the new mini catalog (page 49). By purchasing the bundle you save 10% over the cost of the individual items. Since it is a birthday, I used the sentiment from Special Someone for the front and one from another company for the inside. Both sentiments are stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder.
The card base is Crumb Cake with a panel of Designer Series Paper from the Good Taste package adhered with Liquid Glue. Over this lovely woodgrain paper I added a smaller panel of Copper Foil Sheets embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I then cut leaves in Mossy Meadow, Mango Melody, Pear Pzazz, Copper Foil and Cajun Craze. The leaves are cut using the Stitched Leaves dies in the Love of Leaves Bundle. The Cajun Craze berries are from the retired Frosted Bouquet dies and the Mango Melody branch is from In the Woods.
The sentiment was stamped on Crumb Cake in Versamark ink, heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder, and cut with a die from the Beautiful Boughs dies. Before stamping with Versamark ink it is good to used the Embossing Buddy to go over the panel to prevent any stray bits of copper where you don’t want them. I used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to edge both the sentiment label and the embossed copper panel. It doesn’t really show, but makes for a more finished look somehow.
I adhered the sentiment label with Stampin’ Dimensionals, dry fit all the components, then took a photo when I was satisfied. My memory fails me sometimes when I try to re-create the look, so a photo on my phone is helpful.
A linen thread bow attached with a Mini Glue Dot finishes the front.
For the inside, I cut a panel of Copper Foil Sheets for a mat, then a Mossy Meadow liner was adhered with liquid glue over that. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder.
To dress it up a bit I added some leaves from Love of Leaves in Versamark in the corners, then embossed them also in copper.
The envelope flap has more of the Good Taste DSP, and the front was stamped with a single leaf from Love of Leaves in the corner with Cajun Craze. For some reason that photo didn’t turn out and I didn’t have the the inclination to take another one.
Please continue the hop as the other ladies have some wonderful things to show you. Just click the ‘next’ or ‘previous’ button to continue, or hop randomly by clicking on any individual’s name.
- Karen Ksenzakovic
- Terry Lynn Bright
- Mary Deatherage
- Leslie Larkin
- Akiko Sudano
- Julie Johnston (You are Here)
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Donna Leonard
- Nicole Bloxom
- Amy Koenders
14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Love of Leaves Birthday”
Beautiful Card Julie! Great arrangement and colors that are perfect with the wood grain background.
Thanks much Akiko! I haven’t had a chance yet to see what anyone has done. I love fall cards. Beautiful morning here, much cooler after yesterday’s storm.
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Just beautiful Julie!! Love the layering on your die cuts and the woodgrain background is perfect. Great design! 🙂
Thank you Amy! I haven’t had time to do the hop yet, but will get there. I am sure it is great again. I LOVE to do fall cards!
Beautiful card, Julie! Love the colors and layering.
THank you Donna!
WOW,WOW, WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning Julie 🙂 Love everything about this card.
Aaw, you are so kind, Karen. Thanks so much!
Your card is beautiful!! I have the Love of Leaves set, so I can try to copy you! I am really ready for fall….but here in a California valley, it will be HOT for many weeks yet.
Thank you so much Faith! Glad you liked it. This morning it feels like fall, but we have some hot days ahead too. I think from now on for at least 6 weeks, it will be up and down.
Oh now – you KNOW I love everything about this card!! Wowza! 🙂
🙂 Thanks much Mary! I kind of thought you might. Leaves and all.
I’ve been visiting with the grandgirls so am just now having time to hop, so hope I’m not too late to say how much I love your card. The textures and colors and fabulous layering are awesome! I want to try to CASE this! TFS
THank you so much, Susan! It was a fun one to do, so CASE away! Glad you had time with your Grand Girls. They are precious, and so are the moments we get to spend with them.