Monday, September 5, 2016

Petals and Paisleys with Vintage Leaves

You can feel the chill! Fall is definitely in the air. I think it's my favourite season. I love the warm colours and and cool freshness of the air. I love the harvests and the delicious foods we make out of them. I love getting out the sweaters and long sleeves again. It's such a cozy feeling. But the glory is so brief and then we're in to the  dreariness of winter. I wish I could learn to embrace that season, too! Oh, well. The one good thing about time passing more quickly as we get older is that our not so favourite times pass more quickly, too! Anyway, my card today reflects the coming of fall.

It takes some new products from the Holiday Catalogue and marries them with some old favourites from the Annual Catalogue for a warm autumn look. I used the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder from the Holiday Catalogue and added the Vintage Leaves stamp set, Wetlands stamp set, Lots of Labels Framelits and Copper Embossing Powder from the Annual Catalogue.

  • I love this design from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper, with its delicate lines of Mint Macaron amongst the rich Cajun Craze! So perfect for autumn cards. There are so many other rich designs in the set as well.
  • I wanted lots of texture on this card and achieved that using the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder as a background to the leaves. There are a couple of things you need to know before you use this new product, which is also relatively new in the crafting world, so I made a quick video for my newsletter to explain how to use it. I'll share it with you here as well.

  • I love the richness of the Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder and here it gave a perfect outline for the Vintage Leaves, nice and dark, but shiny. These were die cut with the Leaflet Framelits.
  • The burlap ribbon adds the texture I wanted for this card and I added some pleats at the end, most of which I held in place with...gasp!! The last one I used glue dots. I'm still not quite ready for "in your face staples", but I'm working on it.

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