Hi Stampin’ Peeps!
Welcome to the “Team Stamp It October Blog Hop”! This month, we’re hopping with a Thanksgiving Theme, and I knew the FALLING FOR LEAVES Bundle would be perfect for my project! The Bundle includes the FALLING FOR LEAVES Stamp Set and the DETAILED LEAVES Thinlets Dies, and they can be purchased in the bundle (to save 10%) or separately!
The card I’m sharing today also uses the BIG SHOT EMBOSSING MATS! If you haven’t seen these yet, they are on page 221 of the Annual Catalog and they are pretty amazing because they let you emboss with a “cutting” die! In the example above, I only used one die to both emboss on the piece of Crushed Curry, and to cut out the leaf in Garden Green!! The EMBOSSING MATS open up a whole new world of uses for your dies!
Here’s the Cardstock/Paper needed to make one card:
–Two pieces of Blackberry Bliss: One measuring 8-1/2in x 5-1/2in, and scored at 4-1/4 (this is the card base), and one measuring 2-1/2in x 2-1/2in.
–One piece of Crushed Curry, measuring 4in x 5-1/4in.
–One piece of Garden Green, measuring 3in x 3in.
–Two pieces of Very Vanilla: One measuring 3-3/4in x 5in (this is the inside mat), and one measuring 2-1/2in x 2-1/2in.
1. Fold the large piece of Blackberry Bliss on the score line, and set it aside.
2. Using Blackberry Bliss Ink, stamp the sentiment on the small piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. Next, using the BIG SHOT and the LAYERING SQUARES Framelits Dies, cut out the sentiment with the die measuring 1-7/8in square, and then, using the scalloped square measuring 2-1/4in, cut out a mat for the sentiment out of the small piece of Blackberry Bliss.
3. Following the layering directions on the BIG SHOT EMBOSSING MATS, and using the large detailed Maple leaf from the DETAILED LEAVES Thinlets, emboss four leaves on the piece of crushed curry. (Note: Keep the four leaves toward the bottom of the cardstock. See pic!)
4. Using the same die, cut one leaf from the piece of Garden Green Cardstock.
5. Using the first pic as an example, tear the top of the piece of Crushed Curry at a diagonal from right to left. (Note: Start at about the 3/4in mark on the right side of the cardstock, and end at about 1-3/4in on the left side of the cardstock.) The piece should look “torn” when you’re done!
6. Using a SPONGE DAUBER, spread FROSTED WHITE SHIMMER PAINT over the top of the embossed piece of Crushed Curry. To do this, wet the Dauber with a small amount of Shimmer Paint, and then rub it on the cardstock in a circular motion–Be careful not to rub too hard or you will tear the paper! Set aside to dry!
7. Using SNAIL, adhere the inside mat to the card base. (This is the piece of Very Vanilla, measuring 3-3/4in x 5in.) Still using SNAIL, adhere the sentiment to scalloped square sentiment mat.
8. Using two strands of VERY VANILLA SOLID BAKER’S TWINE, tie a bow and trim the strings. Set aside!
9. Now it’s time to assemble the front of the card! Using STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS, adhere the piece of Crushed Curry to the front of the card. Make sure leave a 1/8in border around the bottom and the two sides of the cardstock.
10. Using MINI GLUE DOTS, first layer the leaf cut from Garden Green, and then layer the sentiment over it, right on the torn edge of the piece of Crushed Curry. (Note: Use only one Glue Dot for the leaf, and one for the sentiment! See pic for placement!)
11. Attach a GALVANIZED CLIP directly over the sentiment (and glue dots), making sure to secure the sentiment and the leaf to the piece of Crushed Curry. Using a MINI GLUE DOT, adhere the bow to the clip!
And that’s it! 🙂
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