Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Fall Thoughts

I’m late posting the Friday Mashup again. Better late than never right? Well here is the card I created.

  • Stamps: Magnificent Maple, A Dozen Thoughts
  • DSP: Modern Medley
  • Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana
  • Ink: Old Olive, Versamark, Baked Brown Sugar
  • Accessories: Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Glimmer Brads, Pewter embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Paper Snips, Early Espresso Baker’s Twine Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stylish Stripes embossing folder

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project with the "Sketch Liliana created."
  2. Create a project with a "School Theme (books, pencils, rulers, numbers, etc."
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "School themed project using Liliana's Sketch. "

I totally left out the “back to school” element. Sorry Lilliana, I just couldn’t come up with anything school related. I got started and I’ve been itching to use the new Marvelous Maple stamp that’s been sitting on my table for a while.

If you want to make this card here is what you need to do. Start off with a piece of Baked Brown Sugar card stock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and score it at 4-1/4”. Now run your card front through the Big Shot in the Stylish Stripes embossing folder.

Next cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 3” x 4” and stamp the Marvelous Maple image all over in Old Olive ink. Cut a piece of Modern Medley DSP 3” x 3-3/4” and adhere it behind the leaf panel. Adhere this layer onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the greeting cut a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock 1/2” x 3-1/2” and stamp the greeting from A Dozen Thoughts onto the center of the strip in Baked Brown Sugar ink. Use Paper Snips to cut both ends into a dove-tail shape. Then use your Paper Piercer and Stampin’ Pierce Mat to pierce a hole in each end of the banner. Add a Glimmer Brad into each of the pierced holes. Adhere this strip onto the very bottom of the leaf panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now for the leaf on top! Stamp the leaf image in Versamark onto a scrap of Modern Medley DSP. Cover the stamped image with Pewter embossing powder, tap off the excess, and heat it with the Heat Tool. Use Paper Snips to fussy cut around the leaf image. Now squeeze your closed Baked Brown Sugar ink pad to transfer some ink to the lid. Open the ink pad half-way and use an Aqua Painter to pick up ink off the lid and brush it over the embossed leaf. Wipe off any excess ink on your leaf with a paper towel.

Cut about a 8” piece of Early Espresso Baker’s Twine, wrap it around the stem of your leaf, and tie it into a bow. Use Paper Snips to trim your Baker’s Twine shorter if necessary. Now add your leaf onto the card front with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals and you’re done!

I just love how the Coastal Cabana greeting strip really pops off the card front! I am SO ready for fall to come!