When there is so much out there on the internet to boggle your mind, slow yourself down and just look around you. The wonderful bounty that surrounds us in nature can be so inspiring. With that in mind, I couldn’t help taking the rich colors I see in the leaves and fall flowers and make a couple of cards with two very versatile stamp sets, ‘Painted Harvest’ and ‘Rooted in Nature.’
Here are the steps to make the floral card from the ‘Painted Harvest’ stamp set:
- Cut an A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4″) base for your card out of ‘Crumbcake’ cardstock and Layer with 5 1/4″ x 4″ ‘So Saffron’ cardstock
- On a 5 x 3 3/4″ ‘ piece of ‘Whisper White‘ cardstock, randomly stamp leaves background in ‘Pear Pizzazz’ ink and layer veins with ‘Mossy Meadow’ ink
- Stamp with message in top right corner
- Emboss piece with ‘Subtle 3D’ folder to give a linen look
- Stamp three flowers on a separate piece of cardstock and fussy cut out. The flower colors used were: ‘So Saffron’ and ‘Crushed Curry,’ ‘Terracotta Tile’ and ‘Calypso Coral‘ and the third flower in ‘Grapefruit Grove’ and ‘Cajun Craze’
- Layer and overlap flowers to top of messaged piece to make your focal point. You can pop one up for more dimension
- Add twine of your choice to front and layer piece to card base
- You can add some sparkle to the message with ‘Wink of Stella’ to resemble the dew of fall….OK that might be a stretch but the sparkle is fun anyway.
The “Rooted in Nature’ card with the leaves on it is so simple and quick to make:
- From an A2 card base attach a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″ ‘Copper Foil’ piece
- Cut out a pice of ‘Very Vanilla’ cardstock 5 1/4 x 4″
- Randomly stamp leaves to form a background on Vanilla cardstock. Inks used were ‘Cajun Craze’, ‘Crushed Curry’, ‘Pumpkin Pie, and ‘Cherry Cobbler’
- With a sponge dauber or your choice of brush, lay down some ‘Soft Suede’ ink in a pattern that will surround the greeting
- Stamp a greeting and cut out with ‘Stitched Rectangle’ dies
- Attach Greeting with ‘Dimensionals’
- Wrap printed piece with ‘Copper Trim’ (This trim is a weave and you can spread it out into many shapes like you see in the photo…a MUST HAVE it is so great to work with)
To jazz up the card you simply take your dauber and lightly brush color on the pumpkin colored leaves. Also brush several of the colors on the greeting tag to draw your eye to the words.
Thanks for stopping by and would love it if you shared this post. The products used are listed below. If you have questions, just leave me a message, and if you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would be thrilled to be yours. Until next post, happy crafting.