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thankful card

Unique multi-layer stamp images and rich, weathered inks will beckon you to reach out and touch these realistic autumn leaves.

Materials

  • Stampin' Up! Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
  • My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Collection Citron Paper
  • Scrap paper
  • Dark brown gems, three

TOOLS

  • Heat tool
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grid Blocks
  • Kitchen Sink Stamps Stamps: Multi-Step Big Leaves, 3-Step Turkey Trot
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce, Gathered Twigs, Dried Marigold, Crushed Olive
  • Ranger Clear Detail Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool
  • Stamp cleaner
  • Paper adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, sponge dauber

Directions

  1. 1
    Make 4-1/4"x5-1/2" cream top-fold card.
  2. 2
    Cut smaller orange and brown cardstock panels; layer and adhere to card.
  3. 3
    Using photo as guide, cut Citron paper strip to fit bottom of brown panel, leaving narrow border visible at sides and bottom. Sponge edges with Gathered Twigs ink; adhere to panel. Adhere gems as shown.
  4. 4
    Cut cream panel to fit top of brown panel. Randomly stamp multiple leaves over panel as detailed in Steps 5-7. After stamping all layers of first leaf, sprinkle wet ink with embossing powder; heat set with heat tool. Emboss each leaf as it is completed.
  5. 5
    Ink Small Leaf #2 Ripe Persimmon, stamp off on scrap paper, and then stamp panel. Repeat with Small Leaf #1 in Mustard Seed and #3 in Festive Berries. Stamp off onto scrap paper each time before stamping cream panel. Emboss leaf.
  6. 6
    Ink Medium Leaf #2 Dried Marigold, stamp off, and stamp panel. Repeat with Medium Leaf #1 in Crushed Olive and #3 in Gathered Twigs. Emboss leaf.
  7. 7
    Ink Large Leaf #3 Evergreen Bough, stamp off, and stamp panel. Repeat with Large Leaf #2 in Iced Spruce, #1 in Mustard Seed, and #4 in Gathered Twigs. Emboss leaf.
  8. 8
    Stamp Gathered Twigs sentiment onto cream cardstock; trim to fit brown panel as shown. Sponge edges with Gathered Twigs ink. Adhere sentiment to panel.

by Lisa Somerville (www.lisasomerville.com)
Use this technique to create custom gift wrap for fall giving or stamp a single leaf on a manila shipping tag for ultra-quick presentation.
Use this technique to create custom gift wrap for fall giving or stamp a single leaf on a manila shipping tag for ultra-quick presentation.
Now, post some photos to show everyone how your project turned out!