The card for this challenge is actually the second one I created. The first one will be my card for the Pals Blog Hop on Wednesday, 11/11/2020.
Here’s my card:
Clean and Simply Elegant
The idea for this card just blasted it’s way into my head at an unexpected time. However, once I saw it in my head, I had to create it immediately! Start to finish, even with a couple of missteps, the card took me less than 30 minutes. This card could be easily reproduced, especially now that I have the first one completed.
- Merry Merlot seemed to be perfect for the base of the card. I trimmed the cardstock to 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, and scored it at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold.
- The brushed copper foil paper is gorgeous! I trimmed a piece to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. Since I am all about saving paper, especially gorgeous foil papers, I cropped the center using one of the stitched rectangle dies so I could use it for the sentiment mat.
- I needed two pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock, each of which measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. One piece is for the top layer of the front, the other for the inside of the card.
Now for the Magic
- My Stamp-aratus really is the star of the card. I used the large autumn floral stamp from the cling Autumn Greetings stamp set. Before I started stamping, I needed to reink the Versamark pad. I wanted to get it down the first time, even though I would easily be able to stamp the Versamark multiple times.
- Thankfully, I remembered to use my embossing buddy before I stamped the Versamark. I lined up the dry stamp exactly where I needed it, stamped it liberally with Versamark, then stamped the cardstock. Next, I covered the image with copper embossing powder, then heat set it using my heat tool. Gorgeous!
Here’s a close-up of the heat-embossed image:
- Then I cropped the cardstock using the largest die from the stitched rectangles die set to give it a finished look.
- I now had my three layers for the front of the card. On to the sentiment.
- I repeated the steps using the Versamark to stamp the sentiment on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. After heat setting the powder, I trimmed it again using the stitched rectangle dies. I also cropped a piece of Merry Merlot for the bottom mat of the sentiment.
- Remember when I cropped the center out of the copper brushed foil paper. I trimmed half of it for the middle sentiment mat. Now, the card front and the sentiment mat were repeating.
- I used dimensionals under the vanilla and the Merry Merlot cardstock. My favorite adhesive, the multipurpose liquid glue, made putting the rest of the card easy to put together.
- After adhering a piece of the Merry Merlot 6″ x 6″ DSP to the envelope flap, I’d completed my card/envelope set .
Truly, a clean and simple elegant autumn card. I’m pleased.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.
Have a Peachy Day!
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