Monday, September 13, 2021

Gorgeous Leaves for Freshly Made Sketches


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I have to say, I've really been enjoying this mini-vacation I've been taking from blogging over the last couple of weeks. It's been just what the doctor ordered. I've been reading, painting, getting outside, processing some fruit and just enjoying myself. But I've also missed doing a little stamping so I thought I would get back into the swing of things with a fall themed card using the Gorgeous Leaves bundle and the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge sketch.

This is a great simplified sketch, leaving lots of room for interpretation so I went full fall mode with coloured leaves, grasses, wood grain and fall colours.

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  • On a Soft Suede base, I added a layer of Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper. 
  • I took a smaller piece of Soft Suede cardstock and ran it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine using the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. I then used the Blending Brushes to blend Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Smoky Slate ink over the embossed grain to make it more visible. It was mounted centered vertically on the far right edge of the DSP.
  • I die cut a smaller rectangle of Cork Specialty paper using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and mounted it on the embossed cardstock starting it centered vertically on the far right edge.
  • Using the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set, I inked up the leaves in one colour and using a dedicated sponge dauber, sponged on another colour straight from the ink pad to the stamp. I then remoistened the ink and stamped the image. 
  • The leaves were die cut using the Intricate Leaves dies, and arranged on the cork panel in a pleasing way. 
  • The grasses were die cut using the Sunflower Dies from Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry cardstock. They were added to the array on the cork board using glue dots and a Linen Thread Bow added.
  • The sentiment is embossed in gold and is part of the Many Messages stamp set and die. It's added using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The final touch is the Brushed Metal Adhesive Backed Dots.
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It's time to subscribe in order to receive October's Paper Pumpkin kit which looks absolutely beautiful! I don't know about you, but this green, white and silver palette is just my cup of tea! Here's what you get:

what you get

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1 comment :

  1. What a gorgeous fall card! Those leaves are just beautiful! I love the colours and love the texture in the background! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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