Cards in Envy Challege: Feels Like Fall,
(So sorry for the delay with my post dealing with a whole wack of technical issues- Arg! technology sometimes it just does not want to cooperate. )
These cards were fun to create and actually inspired by other fall cards I created last year using the same stamp and color combination, The cards I created are standard A2 5½ x 4¼ and yes I said cards I just could not stop at One, I loved how it turned out.
I started but cutting down some Neehna desert storm and solar white card stock for both the card bases and the background panels.
I prepared the card panels with antistatic powder tool and then stamped the leaf background with versamark sticky ink. I heat set that with rangers gold embossing powder and fine detailed white powder. I pulled out my distress oxide and went over the embossing, I love how these colors showed up on the desert storm cardstock, heck I just love my distress oxides,
I set the backgrounds to the side and did a whole wack of die cutting. I pulled out the the Oak leaf die from Neat and tangled and cut out both portions of the leaf. I did it numerous times with different types of paper, glitter card stock and regular cardstock. I went in with more distress oxides to color the leafs, I did a few different versions to get to the color combinations I liked. Once I had what I liked I spritzed with water and then with gold perfect Perl mist.
While I was at it I die cut the sentiment using the MFT Grateful for You sentiment and matching die set. I ran it through over ten times so I would be able to layer a few of them together for added dimension. I added some interest and shine to the sentiment by adding foil, I accomplished this by using my two way Zig glue pen allowing it to dry and then bring the foil to the sentiment and rubbing it on
While the leaves were drying I went in and started to cut down each of the layers of the card. I then cut down glitter cardstock, which measured 5 3/8 x 4 ¼ & 3¼ x 4½ , to layer underneath the embossed background and the middle portion of the card. I die cut the leave backgrounds using the MFT stitched rectangles which measure 5¼ x4 and the center portion of the card measures 3 x4¼
( Measurements are based on the one leaf card then the middle portion varies just a bit on the second card)
I stenciled the white portion of the card using a Tim Holtz stencil and some antique linen distress oxide.
I felt like it just needed a little something else. From there it was just about adhering and layering things together, for each card I used some twine and ribbon for some extra texture.
I finished off the inside with the Oak leaf stamp and the same distress oxide I had used for the rest of the card. I think it just brings it all together.
All products used are linked below.
I also hope its inspired you to create.
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Have a Beautiful and crafty week