I decided to break out my alcohol markers for this one. I heat embossed the leaves with copper powder onto vellum and cut. I then colored the backside of the leaves using a circular motion for a smooth finish.
For the base, using my MISTI with the Grid Background Stamp, I again embossed with copper powder the bottom portion of the cream-colored card panel. I love the wonky lines in this stamp, I think it gives the card added character. For the sentiment I used the Script Greetings set and embossed to coordinate with the rest of the card. After I figured out my arrangement I adhered everything down with a combination of double sided tape and foam tying the end of the leaf stems with gold thread.
My final touch was a few yellow Nuvo drops. I wanted some contrast to this otherwise light-colored card so I used a smokey shadow card base.
Stretch Those Stamps: Fall Event Table Number Frame
For my second design I wanted to do something other than a card. I am always looking for ways to stretch my stamps and dies as I’m sure you are, and this project fits the bill.
Fall events and even holiday prep work is starting now; fall weddings, dinners, parties and the like. So I decided to create a table number frame embellishment as part of a centerpiece and thought to use leaves to dress this up. Enter the Fall Leaves stamp set. Besides collecting stamps, I have a ‘thing’ for ribbon (think Christmas tree décor) so I pulled out a few rolls of various colors and textures.
I stamped the leaves directly onto the ribbon and cut them out (if the ribbon isn’t too flimsy you can use the coordinating die set). No coloring necessary on these leaves as the fabric did all the work!
I adhered everything together with hot glue and then attached the small cluster of leaves to the frame with another drop of glue. Note: if you use a metal or glass frame or base, the hot glue can be easily removed after your event or holiday.
I then die cut from gold card the word “celebrate” using the Script Greetings Die Set and attached it to the center. Isn’t it precious? I could see using this technique to decorate a small wreath, napkin holders, place cards, etc.
Well that’s all for me, thank you for taking a moment to stop by. I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to pretty all the things! And thanks to Nicole for this awesome opportunity to play cards with Right at Home stamps!
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