Good Morning! Today I used the pretty maple leaf stamps in the versatile Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Seasonal Layers dies to make a fall card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for today’s blog hop is Fall Frenzy. Unbelievable that fall is just around the corner – the year has flown by!
I used an old technique – using re-inkers with baby wipes – in making this card and you can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with cardstock sizes.
I started the card by creating the background. I took a baby wipe, folded it and added drops of Old Olive, So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Cherry Cobbler ink to create a faux “ink pad”. I took the little solid maple leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set and inked it using the baby wipe and randomly stamped the leaves on a Very Vanilla panel. I rotated the stamp so that each leaf would pick up different color combinations. It resembles autumn leaves turning color before falling to the ground.
I sponged the areas between the leaves lightly with Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze ink to give it some depth. It’s hard to see, but I then took the larger outline maple leaf stamp and inked it with Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink which will be available on Sept 4 in the 2019 Holiday Catalog and stamped it randomly on the panel to add some golden sparkle. I finally ran the panel through the Woodland embossing folder to add texture and mounted it on a Cajun Craze mat and an Old Olive Card Base.
I then stamped the It’s a beautiful day sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set in Versamark ink on a panel of Cajun Craze cardstock and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set it. I die cut it using the large label from the Wild Rose die set and adhered it to the card with dimensionals.
I die cut maple leaves using the Seasonal Layers dies from Calypso Coral, Old Olive and So Saffron scraps. I decorated the Calypso Coral and Old Olive leaves using the larger outline stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set and Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink. I sponged the So Saffron leaf with Calypso Coral and Old Olive ink to echo the leaves on the background. I also die cut the large outline leaf in Gold glitter paper (non-SU). I added some gold metallic thread behind the larger leaves and adhered the leaves to the label with glue dots. I finished it off with three clear epoxy dots.
I decorated the inside of the card adding a strip of the baby wipe stamped Very Vanilla to the bottom of a Very Vanilla cardstock panel. I added the large outline maple leaf stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set in Delicata Golden Glitz metallic ink. I matted it in Cajun Craze and added it to the inside of the card. I decorated the envelope by stamping the outline maple leaf in the lower left corner of a Very Vanilla envelope using Cajun Craze ink.
The touches of Delicata Golden Glitz ink with the Gold embossing and Gold glitter paper add some nice subtle sparkle to the card. Maple trees are the best for dramatic fall foliage color, and I’m ready to enjoy those beautiful fall days that are just around the corner!
I hope you enjoyed todays card and thanks for visiting! Be sure to check out each blog in this month’s Inkin’ Krew Team Monthly blog hop to see the wonderful projects created by the other team members. Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Shirley Gentry’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Mary Deatherage created.
If you get lost along the way, here is a list of the Blog Hop participants:
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Terry Lynn Bright
- Mary Deatherage
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Shirley Gentry
- Karen Finkle
- Paula Vincent
- Connie Troyer
- Karen Ksenzakovic
- Amy Koenders
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Old Olive – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ scrap
- Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″, 1/2″ x 3 3/8″
- Cajun Craze – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″, 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 3/4″ x 4″
- So Saffron – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ scrap
- Calypso Coral – 2″ x 2″ scrap
- Gold Glitter cardstock – 2″ x 2″ scrap