This card, Hello Fall, is a reminder that the changing season is here, and I’m loving it! There is a glow of the remaining daylight and the leaves peeking forward as if saying, watch out for me! If you have a tree that loses its leaves, then you know what I mean!
Here’s how I made the card. First, I began by using Tangerine Fusion cardstock as the base. Then, I added and blocked the Whip Cream cardstock.
For the background, I used Whip Cream cardstock again and stamped the leaves in clear pigment ink, sprinkled on white embossing powder and heat set. I also did this for the leaves on the front that are die cut, the band on the inside of the card and the envelope.
For the background, I blended the distressed oxide inks Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and a slight hint of Fired Brick on the Whip Cream cardstock. If you blend over the leaves, and you don’t like the coverage, it’s an easy wipe with your finger or tissue.
Then, I randomly stamped a sprig with Tangerine Fusion bringing out the color of the base. Lastly, I flecked with Gold Silk. I did the same stamping of the sprig and flecking with gold on the envelope.
I added a band of Banana Cream cardstock to divide the front of the card into thirds which makes it appealing to the eye. I stamped and popped the sentiment “Hello Fall.” Then, I used a new product, Golden Tansy Twine, to wrap around the band, tied a bow and anchored the leaves. This twine is a refreshing yellow/gold that will accent your cards, and is a perfect match with the colors I used. Lastly, I attached this piece to the base using foam squares to pop the entire piece.
On the inside, I used Whip Cream cardstock and attached the band I previously embossed. I also flecked with Gold Silk. I attached both layers to the inside base, and it’s ready for my message.
When all is said and done, the recipient will surely want to run their fingers over this beautiful card!
With the change of a sentiment, this card can be an inspiration card for someone, a thinking of you or even happy birthday. It’s your choice!
Thank you for flying by my hive today. Comments are appreciated!
Supplies I used from Spellbinders/Fun Stampers Journey:
Stamps: Hello Fall stamp set SS-0450
Dies: Hello Fall dies DI-0311
Cardstock: Whip Cream, Tangerine Fusion and Banana Cream
Ink pads: Tangerine Fusion and Hazelnut Blend
Misc.: distressed oxide inks, Golden Tanzy Twine, blending tool, white embossing powder, clear pigment ink, heat tool, foam squares and white liner tape