For today’s’ card I fancied doing a little water colouring, so I pulled out the Count My Blessings stamp set and work with the acorn stamp. I used my aqua painter and inkpads to get the colours I wanted. The leaves are done in Old Olive and the acorns a mix of Chocolate Chip and Cajun Craze.
I wanted the coloured acorn to be the focus of the card so used the second largest Stitched Shape Framelit to cut it out. To add some texture behind I took a Delicate White Doily and inked it with a mixture of Early Expresso and Chocolate Chip. Once dry I scrunched it up to create even more texture. I folded the doily a little to create folds within the circle to add some ruffles, I then attached this to the back of my acorn circle.
For the greeting I stamped “gather together & give thanks” in Early Expresso on some Very Vanilla cardstock, I then cut this out using one of the banners in the Bunch of Banners Framelit set. To add some more texture I attached some pulled apart Copper Trim.
To finish the front of the card I cut a layer of the Painted Autumn DSP measuring 10cm x 14xm and sponged a little Early Expresso around the edges. I then attached this onto an Early Expresso card base using Fast Fuse. I mounted my acorn circle in the bottom right corner and then stuck the banner diagonally across the bottom.
I added an extra stamped acorn to the inside of the card but left this one as just an outline.
Today I’m sharing a card made with the Count My Blessings stamp set, one I bought for the font and beautiful sentiment. I love a good cursive font and this one is gorgeous. I’ve gone for a very simple design which can easily be altered to fit any occasion or stamp set.
I pulled out the Painted Autumn DSP to work with this stamp set, one because it woks well with it and two it is very autumnal here with lots mist and quite eerie light outside. I choose the green paper as I wanted to add the bow with my new Garden Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, which has to be my favourite style of Stampin’ Up! ribbon ever made, I’m still in mourning over the loss of the Blackberry Bliss version.
I’ve even decorated the inside of this one with a layer of Very Vanilla and some extra Garden Green leaves. Hope you can join me again tomorrow for another autumn inspired card.
With Autumn truly started now this weeks theme is Cups and Coffee to celebrate those comforting drinks we all enjoy at this time of year. So today’s card is celebrating that autumnal favourite the Pumpkin Spice Latte. This doesn’t sound an appealing drink to me as I’m not big on any kind of spicy drink but I know for some of you the season isn’t complete without one or ten of these.
So to start todays card I took a card base measuring 14.5cm x 21cm, scored and folded at 10.5cm in Pumpkin Pie…what else? I next took a piece of designer series paper from the Painted Autumn pack measuring 14.5cm x 8cm and adhered this to the left side of my card.
I then took a strip of Early Expresso to create a boarder between the designer series paper and the card base. Mine is about 0.7cm in width. I cut most of my A4 to 21cm x 29cm to make to two card bases measuring 14.5cm x 10.5cm, so I always have a little offcut left over. I find these super handy if you just want a little something to add to your card/
I next created the frame using the 6cm scalloped square and the slightly smaller straight square from the Layering Squares Framelits. You’ll know you’ve got the right one because it fits perfectly inside the scalloped square. Cut the frame out of Early Expresso, then cut a 6cm square out of Very Vanilla for the back of the frame. Before sticking the two pieces together take some Linen Thread and wrap around the bottom left hand side of the frame and finish with a bow.
Next take the dotted patterned paper from Painted Autumn and stamp the large coffee cup from Coffee Café in Early Expresso. Take some Very Vanilla cardstock and stamp the cup wrapper in Early Expresso, then take Pumpkin Pie and stamp the leaves all over the wrapper, making sure some are stamped over the edge. Finally take the Hello Fall greeting and stamp in Early Expresso. Cut these out using the Coffee cup Framelits and also a coffee cup lid in Early Expresso. Stick your coffee cup together using multipurpose liquid glue. Then add to your card using Stampin Dimensional’s.
For the inside of the card I took a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 14cm x 10cm and stamp Pumpkin Pie leaves along the bottom.
Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card, pop back tomorrow for a Christmas version.