Hello again! The weather here in NJ is beginning to turn cool – and that means leavers are gonna fall…. and we have LOTS of trees on our property… which means raking, raking, raking. Before this sounds as though I’m in the complaint department – let’s look at today’s card – it’s an elegant fall card and it features the fabulous Love of Leaves bundle. Why a bundle? When purchasing a coordinating die set with a stamp set it’s 10% LESS when bought together – a great deal.
I started by choosing my paper – Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP. This guided me to Very Vanilla for a coordinating card stock (versus Whisper White). Thick Very Vanilla for the card base, Brushed Metallic 12 x 12 card stock to coordinate with the gold in the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP and Very Vanilla – that’s it for papers. I wanted the Brushed Metallic paper to create a bit of shadow for my leaf, so I die cut this gorgeous leaf from the center of the panel I had cut. This ‘hole’ is covered by both the Very Vanilla card base and the Specialty DSP on top – so no one knows (but you and me!). Here’s a picture of how it looks from the back side.
I die cut a rectangle using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and the 3rd smallest die from Very Vanilla cs and also die cut this gorgeous leaf from Very Vanilla at the same time. One of the special things about this bundle is how the leaves have an embossing portion that creates these wonderful impressions. OK… adhere the Very Vanilla leaf to the Brushed Metallic leaf using Stampin Seal. Adhere the leaf to the stitched rectangle with dimensionals. Then adhere this to the center of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP with liquid glue, and this to the Brushed Metallic and then onto the card base. Now all it needs is a double length of Linen Thread tied into a bow and attached with a glue dot.
For the inside, because this particular sheet of Specialty DSP coordinates with Mint Macaron, I added a panel as a layer to the card base. The Very Vanilla got special treatment along the left edge with one of the embossing dies in this die set. Then I stamped the sentiment in Mint Macaron ink. Adhere this panel to the mint Macaron and the card is complete.
For the envelope I used a strip of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to adhere to the envelope flap. For the card front I ’embossed’ a portion of one of the leaves from the die set. Elegant!
Such a beautiful card and so EASY to do with this gorgeous bundle. One of the items that makes this card so simple to do is the new Metallic Plate that can be used with the new Cut & Emboss machine. Because the plate is metallic all over, once the die is placed on it, it doesn’t move!!! No need to hold it down with a sticky note or anything. It’s the best ever. So I’m going to show it on the product list, along with the die cutting machine, cuz these are ‘must haves’. Remember, when you shop with me and your order is over $50, you will receive a SU! item of your choice worth $10.