Showing posts with label 12 Days of Fall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 12 Days of Fall. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Season of Smiles & Love

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you this sweet little card for my 12 Days of Fall mini series.  The card that I created today features the Gather Together Stamp Set from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  This is the accentual Fall stamp set and is part of the Come to Gather Suite, which is geared all around Fall.  I just love Fall; all two days of it when we get one in Alabama.  The title of this post came from the beautiful sentiment that is part of this stamp set that reads "May this season bring your smiles and love that will last all year" I just think that this is just the most beautiful sentiment, and I think it would be perfect for a Christmas Card as well.  Here's a look at my card.

My card base is a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2.  After cutting the card base I ran it through my die cutting and embossing machine with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.  This added such wonderful texture to the card.  This embossing folder is one of the most striking ones we have had in awhile and just FYI it's extremely popular.  So much so that it was one of the first things to go on back order the first week the Holiday catalog went live.  And looking at the impression it makes I am not surprised at all.  Next I cut a piece of the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper to 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 and a mat from Crushed Curry Cardstock that was cut 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 and layered both of them on the right-hand side of my card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Any time you have an embossed area you have to have a strong glue to adhere them together.  I prefer the liquid glue because it gets in all those little craves on the embossed piece.
Next I did my stamping; and I stamped the large leaf image from the stamp set in Cajun Craze and used the matching die to cut it out.  While I was cutting the large leaf out I threw on some scraps of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze Cardstock and cut out a few of the smaller leaves as well.  The small leaves dies not only cut the leaves out but they emboss the vines of the leaves as well.  Which by the way are very very striking.  
At this point I stamped the three pumpkins from the stamp set in Cajun Craze ink and the sentiment (which I mentioned above) and ran it through the die cutting machine with a large stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies.
At this point it was time to start putting everything together.  So I started out with my sentiment and placed it where I wanted it and attached it with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.  Then I started arranging my leaves around it.  Once I had the arrangement I wanted nailed down I snapped a photo of it with my phone so that I could remember where everything goes.  Yes, I am that person that would forget in just that short amount of time where things where going.
 After the  quick little photo shoot I started attaching the leaves.  Some where attached with Multipurpose liquid glue and some was attached with dimensionals and some with both.  For example the Crushed Curry leaf coming off the sentiment it was attached with a little liquid glue where it hits the sentiment and a dimensional under where it came off so that it would be the same height.  Same thing with the little Cajun Craze leaf.  The large leaf is just attached with liquid glue.  I bet the stem of the leaf up over the sentiment and tucked the other part of the leaf under.
That finished my card for today, I hope that you have enjoyed this little series of Fall themed projects over the last few weeks.  I will see you tomorrow with another project and a video tutorial.  See you soon.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick 

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Creating a Fall Card with a Slightly Different Color Theme

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a  Fall Card with a Slightly Different Color Theme.  Yes there's tons of cards and projects out there with traditional Fall colors, the bright warm reds, the crisp oranges, and the golden yellows, but there are more colors out there that can be "Fall" colors.  I created this card with Purple Posy, Grapefruit Grove, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White.  These colors are just tones of the richer deeper colors, there are still present in the traditional Fall colors schemes, but just slightly different.  You can actually find all these colors now in a types of different decor, cloths, and so much more.  Here's a look at my card. Well, actually I am going to share the simple version of the card first then I will share the stepped up version. 

  Now here's the slightly stepped up version.  I didn't go over the top with the additional elements but just enough to add to the overall look.
I had designed the original card for a friends team meeting that I went to last week.  She has people volunteer to bring food or do a project, and I had volunteered to do one of the projects for this month.  And I came up with the simplified version  So after doing it I knew I wanted to step it up a little.  So, then I did the stepped up version of the card and I am not sure which one I like the best.

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The first thing that I did was to prep my cardstock for the embossing.  I did this with my embossing buddy to remove any oils from my cardstock.  I knew that the heat embossing was going to be a big part of this card so there could be no stray powder anywhere.  I then stamped my images on whisper white cardstock and one a scrap of Grapefruit Grove Cardstock with Versamark ink and covered them with my Gold Stampin' Embossing Powder.  Next I heat set the images and I colored the flowers in with my Stampin' Write Markers (Purple Posy, Soft Sea Foam, Smoky Slate, and Grapefruit Grove).  I took a sponge and on the Milk can I added a little sponging of Grapefruit Grove ink to the cardstock.  Then I fussy cut them both out.  
I ran my piece of Soft Sea Foam Cardstock through my die cutting machine with the Tin Tile 3d Embossing Folder and attached it to a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.  On my Purple Posy card base I stamped the little tile image from the Country Home stamp set in Smoky Slate ink going down the side of where I plan on putting the smoky slate and soft sea foam pieces.  I did two rows of stamping.  Once I had everything stamped I added the two pieces of cardstock.  I then attached two pieces of the Purple Posy Scalloped Edge Ribbon with two small pieces of Tear & Tape to the front.  Next I punched out a label from Whisper White Cardstock using the Pretty Label Punch and attached it with a couple dimensionals.  Next I attached the flowers to the milk can using multipurpose liquid glue and a few dimensionals.  My dimensionals where added where the flowers meet the mild can for added support and to the flowers.  I attached the milk can to the label with a little liquid glue.  This way the label and the focal element was the same height on the card.  
I finished off the card by adding the sentiment stamped on a piece of whisper white in Smoky Slate ink and trimmed it out using my paper snips.  I then attached it to the front of the milk can with a little adhesive.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the front to finish the card.  Here's a look at both of the cards side by side.  

So no matter which way you create this card you can get a very pretty card to send out to people. Below you will find the Video tutorial for this card.  If you have problems viewing this video in your email you can click here or on the above picture to go to the video.  Sometimes the embedded video will not show in some emails.  
I hope that you have enjoyed my little project today, and if you have not done so please make sure to subscribe to my blog and YouTube Channel.  I have one more post for you tomorrow for my 12 Days of Fall celebration, so make sure you check back to see what cute little Fall project I have for you. 
Happy Stampin' 
Rick 

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