#SimpleStamping Saturday – Featuring Fond of Autumn. Can you believe it is September already and, therefore the start of the meteorological Autumn? I know I missed the end of August because I was at BackStage, the Stampin’ Up! Leaders’ Conference, in New Orleans, but even so, it feels like someone has just flicked the ‘Summer’ switch off. But it does mean that I can start to make more Autumnal Projects now, and I do love Autumn.
For my first, simple, version I stamped the large floral image onto a Basic White Note Card in Tuxedo Black and then coloured the image with Watercolor Pencils. I used colours from both sets of Watercolor Pencils, but you could probably get away with just one. I blended the colours using one of our amazing Blender Pens.
To finish the project off, I stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze ink and then stamped the acorn on the front of the envelope using Tuxedo Black, although this would also work well, and possibly better, if it were stamped in Cjun Craze.
Stepped Up Version
My first stepped up version I stamped the image on Basic White card and also stamped the Sentiment and Frame. I die cut these before colouring the image with Stampin’ Blends. The background is simply Cajun Craze card with tone on tone acorns stamped across the piece.
To finish the cared off, I added some frayed Natural Woven Ribbon, and that was pretty much the card finished.
Further Stepped Up Version
My final version is only slightly different from the previous version. I used the same basic equipment, but replaced the acorn stamping with the 3D Leaf Fall Embossing Folder; this is a stunning folder and well worth picking up.
I used the divided die, which cuts the image into four pieces, and then layered them up onto each other for some added depth. I added the same ribbon, but this time I also added some of the Brushed Metallic Dots, which are one of the Items in the current Weekly Deals Offering, but, as I write this, are currently on Low Inventory, so if you want these at a discount, PLEASE place that order NOW!
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But There’s MORE!
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Nail Varnish Colours
Today’s Nail Colours are by Nails Inc. PLEASE NOTE, I get no commission from Nails Inc if you choose to shop using this link.
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