Scrap'n Stamp Canada Autumn Leaves Blog Hop

I am so grateful to be part of this amazing design team, with such wonderful warm and talented souls .I hope you have fun and hop a long. You wont be disappointed by the talent and creativity. So hop along and please be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win.
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          Nancy <--You are here

I had so much fun with my design package, I knew when I seen the Concord and 9th release that the thankful turnabout and leaf die had to come home and be mine lol.  I also used two cute My favorite things stamps sets fot this card as well as it just went so nicely .I have to say I had many ideas come to mind but limitied time to create them. this card was at the top of my list. 

Before I was able to begin my card I had to prepare my turn about stamp,

To prepare your stamp, you peel off the backing of the backage, alighn your stamp over the the back of the backaging that has the X marked on it. Make sure to align it perfectly, then you take a ruler and a permanent pen and draw the lines onto it.  Now you just need to create a jig to add your card stock base to. 

For the jig I cut down a piece of heavy cardstock to 6x6 and drew the X on to it as well. From there I added it in my misti but you can use any stamp tool you have, (Bellow I linked to the Tim Holtz stamp press as that is what Scrap’n Stamp carries.). Now it was time to stamp Yay.


Now it was time to stamp Yay.. So I decided I was going to make a bigger card this time, so I cut down some heavy white and kraft cardstock  to 5x 5.  Why just do one when you can create several backgrounds at a time.  I pulled out Lucky clover, candied read, vintage photo and carved pumpkin in my distress oxides to stamp the leaves. ( I think I may be just a tad obsessed with the oxides as I used them for so many projects, but they are just so versatile you can not go wrong with these inks) Above you can see I started with the lucky clover, with every turn I would clean the stamp and change the color.  

Once I was finished with all the stamping of the leaves, I started playing around with design for the card, I decided I would create a shaker card using the thankful leaf die set to create the window and focal point to the card.  Here you can see I die cut both the stamped panel and some glittler cardstock using the out line of the leaf die While I  was at it I die cut a two layers of sentiment from both the red glitter cardstock and chocolate brown cardstock, I was using the Fabulous phrases die set also from Concord and 9th

I set all the layers a side and began to color in some images I though would work great with this leaf set. 


I stamped out the cute little girl image from the Jumping for Joy stamp set from My Favorite things using memento ink because its copic friendly. For the coloring you can see I used copic markers but I linked to the chameleons as that is what Scrap’N Stamp carries and i have been told great things about the markers.  I later on stamped out the little squirl image from another Mft stamp set because I felt it would match well with the sentiment I chose.


Once I was done coloring I fussy cut the little image out, sometimes I like to do this because I do not like the white edges left around the little die.  I then went around the edges of the image with the memento black pen just to finish it off. 

I played around with the layout a bit- as I had so many ideas but in the end I decided to have the girl on the side and put the sentiment in the middle. I layered the two colors of the sentiment together allowing a little bit of the chocolate to peek through

I used the die cut leaf and added it to the base of the card, this way my shaker had a nice background. I layered the main stamped image on top of some red glitter paper, allowing for some of the red to peak through for the leaf and the sides of the panel. 

 I then added acetate to the back side and when on to adding two layers of foam tape to the panel. I did this to give it depth and dimension and so the sequins had a little more room to move. I adhered the sentiment flat to the base of the card and added the sequins to the middle. Now it was time to close it up, but not before adding some velvet brown ribbon. At first i just left it plain but i didn’t like it after a while so I went in with some scraps and just tied a little knot bow to add that something extra.


 Once I got that to where I liked it I adhered the top portion of the card down making sure everything was sealed nicely. For the final touches I added the little girl and squirrel and used left over stamp panels to finish off the inside of the card also. 

I really hope you enjoyed the process, I am so sorry if it was a little long winded lol. I really try to keep it concise but i do not create videos and want to make sure I give something worth while. 

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