Saturday, 23 September 2017

Autumns on the way with Colourful Seasons

Hello, well I'm a bit late posting this but as a demonstrator for Stampin' Up, I'm part of a group of ladies called the Stampin' STYlettes. Every month we have a challenge we can join in with if we choose to. For August the challenge was "Nature"  using a current SU stamp and/or die set; we had to include ribbon/trim somewhere on the project too.

I knew I wanted to use Colourful Seasons - sorry as a Brit, I have to add the "u". The thought of Autumn around the corner made me think of rich colours, falling leaves and bright crisp mornings. It was while I was thinking about the design and how to incorporate a strip of vellum that I happened to stumble on a gorgeous card by Sharon Hashimoto Burkert which I used as my starting point.

I stamped the leaves onto vellum in a range of Autumnal colours, stamping off the base leaf before stamping the veins at full strength. I still can't believe I mounted the vellum onto copper foil before adhering to my base card! Normally, I'm very frugal with speciality card stock, particularly when it's hidden behind another layer. The sentiment was heat embossed in copper directly onto the base card. Solid leaves were die cut in colours to match the stamped vellum, whilst the skeleton leaf die was cut from copper foil. The leaves were shaped and curled slightly for added interest and stuck onto the card with dimensionals. Copper metallic thread was added both behind the leaves and also tied into a bow on one of the stems.

As always, I added an insert, stamped with leaves down one side which matched the envelope.

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