Saturday, September 1, 2007

Falling for Fall

Isn't this a wonderful little card for fall? Thanks to the ladies over at Splitcoast Wish RAK, I had enough stamped images to make up about ten of these cards. This is how it goes together.

1. Cut an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of vanilla card stock down the middle at 4 1/4 inches and fold in half.
2. Cut a piece of Always Artichoke card stock about a 1/4 inch smaller than the card front.
3. Cut a piece of Cranberry Crisp or Bravo Burgundy card stock into one inch strips and trim both sides with scallop decorative scissors then use the paper-piercing template from the Mat Pack to pierce both edges of this strip.
4. Cut 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 inch pieces of cranberry card stock to back the phrase.
5. Stamp the pumpkin and phrase from the Stampin' Up! Give Thanks stamp set using black Stazon ink and vanilla card stock.
6. Use the watercolor technique with the More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, and Really Rust crayons from the Stampin' Up! Earth elements watercolor crayon set to color the pumpkin. Use the Garden Green and Creamy Caramel crayons to color the stem and leaves.
7. Use a 2 inch punch to cut out the pumkin. Don't forget to turn the punch upside down and place the paper face up so that you can see the image that you are punching.
8. Edge the circle in Mellow Moss ink or use one of the green crayons from the Earth Elements set. Load the brush with water and apply it to the crayon to pick up the color.
9. Cut the phrase out making it slightly smaller than the Cranberry Crisp pieces you cut out in step number four. You may also use a corner rounder punch on the corners of these pieces if you like. It looks good with the scallops and circle. Glue these pieces down to the corner of the Always Artichoke.
10. Glue linen thread to the strip. I like to use a glue stick for this because the thread stays in place well. Glue the strip to the card front.
11. Tie a bow with the linen and attach with a tiny drop of Crystal Effects.
12. Place a stamping dimensional or excess rubber stamp foam to the pumpkin and attach to the one inch strip.
13. Punch out maple leaves with a punch. I don't know the manufacturer on this one. Use any scraps that remind you of fall. I used Handsome Hunter, Only Orange, Barely Banana, Gable Green and Bravo Burgundy. Glue leaves randomly to the Always Artichoke.
14. Glue Always Artichoke down to the card front and enjoy!

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