Tuesday, November 3, 2015

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 3

Good morning!  It’s only fitting that with the arrival of fall and the leaves changing that we use the beauty in nature as inspiration for crafting so I decided to use it for today’s 30-Day Gratitude card challenge.

I started with Early Espresso cardstock for the cardbase and then used Very Vanilla cardstock for the main background piece.  To create this I started by stamping the leaves using the Vintage Leaves stamp set using Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, and Hello Honey ink.  After stamping I ran it through the Big Shot and embossed it with the Brickwall Embossing folder.  After embossing to really help the embossing pop I sponged all over the cardstock using Soft Suede ink.

The greeting is from the Six Sayings Hostess stamp set and was stamped with Cajun Craze ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then matted with Early Espresso cardstock.  For a fun embellishment I stamped two more leaves on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut them out with the Big Shot and coordinating Leaves Framelits and then sponged them after crumbling them up.  I attached the leaves with dimensionals to the cardfront and then tied a knot using the Mossy Meadow 5/8” Stitched Cotton Ribbon and attached it with a glue dot.

We actually made this during Just Cards class last month and it was a lot of fun to create this fun background effect with some stamps, embossing, and sponging.  This card is so pretty and has lots of texture that really makes you want to reach out and touch it.

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