Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Autumn Give Thanks

I was playing away in my craft room one evening last fall when my Mom came over and she wanted to learn how to make the leaves that I showed you in THIS tutorial. So we made this lovely fall card!

  • Stamps: Hand Penned Holidays
  • Card Stock: Early Espresso Core’Dinations, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Gold embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Autumn Accents Die, Crop-A-Dile, Bronze Builder Brads (retired), Sanding Block,  Comfort Café DSP, 1/2” Circle Punch

I started off by cutting a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored it at 4-1/4”. Next I cut a piece of Early Espresso Core’Dinations card stock 4”x 5-1/4”. I ran this through the Big Shot in the Lacy Brocade embossing folder then took the sanding block to it to reveal the texture. I adhered this onto the card front.

I made the leaves just like I did in the tutorial and used some Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them onto the card front. I used the small hole of my Crop a Dile to punch through the card front where the stem of the glimmer leaf is. Then I wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon around the card front and tied it into a knot.

I took a Bronze Build-A-Brad and spread the prongs and placed the prongs on either side of the knot in the bow, then through the hole in the card front and spread the prongs on the inside of the card. I used my 1/2” Circle punch on a piece of Comfort Café DSP and used that for the patterned portion of my brad.

Finally I stamped my greeting onto a 1-1/2” x 3-1/2” piece of Very Vanilla card stock in Versamark ink. I poured Gold embossing powder over the stamped image and tapped off the excess before heating it with my Heat Tool. I used Paper Snips to cut the dove-tail shape in one end and adhered the greeting strip behind the leaves.

This one was a little labor intensive, but well worth the effort!