The other day I participated in a blog hop and the theme was Fall Frenzy – cute name for our theme! I was ‘on a roll’ and made another fall-themed card – here ’tis…

Autumn Greetings Bundle

It is made using the Autumn Greetings stamp set with coordinating dies, Autumn Essential Dies. Aren’t these wheat stalks perfect? And the pumpkins…. Here’s the deets:

Begin with Thick Very Vanilla for your card base; add a layer of Cajun Craze cs with liquid glue. Die cut several wheat fronds with the Autumn Essential Dies out of Crumb Cake cs and sponge dauber them with either Crumb Cake or Cajun Craze inks. Die cut the pumpkins: for the larger one I used Mango Melody cs for the outline die and Pumpkin Pie cs for the detail die; for the smaller I used Pumpkin Pie cs for the outline and Cajun Craze cs for the detail. Once I glued the detail die cut to the outline die cuts with liquid glue, I used a sponge dauber and sponged them with Crumb Cake ink to give them that aged look, as if they have just come from the pumpkin patch. 🙂  I also die cut a circle from Cajun Craze and another from Early Espresso. The Early Espresso piece I ran through the Forever Greenery embossing folder for some added texture.

Autumn Greetings Bundle

Now to begin the layering… Adhere a strip of Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to a strip of Cajun Craze and adhere to regular Very Vanilla panel with liquid glue. Adhere the circles with liquid glue to this strip.  Stamp the sentiment from the Autumn Greetings stamp set in Cajun Craze ink. Don’t you love this font? So fresh! Adhere the wheat fronds with liquid glue. I then took a short length of Braided Linen Thread and gently stretched it, pulling the threads almost apart. I attached this with a dab of liquid glue and placed the larger pumpkin over it that had dimensionals on the back. The smaller pumpkin also got dimesnionals. For the final touch I added several fun Artistry Blooms Adhesive- Backed Sequins.

Fun, fun… love all the texture and layers. And this can so easily be a masculine card if you need it to be. I often find it difficult to create a masculine card and I think this one fits that masculine category.

Autumn Greetings Bundle

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Card cuts for today’s card…

  • Thick Very Vanilla 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Regular Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4
  • Cajun Craze 4 1/8 x 5 3/8; 1 3/4 x 4; 2 3/8 circle
  • Early Espresso 2 12/4 circle
  • DSP 1 1/2 x 4