Happy Fall, Y'all!
Today's 5 Minute Monday Card Tutorial is all about those beautiful fall leaves that are beginning to transition from their lovely summer green to a gorgeous fall color palette.
To create this card I had to "fall" back in time to the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle that was in last year's fall/holiday mini catalogue.
If you don't have this set you could use any die cut you have for a Maple Leaf, as well as a stamp set that has a few leaves in it.
This is the set I used, in particular the dies that were included in the bundle.
You could use Aspen Tree Dies from the current catalogue, I did, however I didn't like the outcome. The Aspen Leaf just seemed to get lost on the card somewhere.
I did use the small aspen leaf stamp and die on the 2nd variation of this card, with a few of the leaves from the above set.
I simply loved the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle when it came out last year ~ it was a keeper for me. Just one of those bundles I will continue to create with.
There just wasn't enough fall stamps for me this year.
The greeting was from last years Banner Year ~
"Happy Fall, Y'all"
To make today's card you will need:
Soft Suede Cardstock - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
Scored @ 4 1/4
Scrap to die cut a small leaf
Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper - 4 x 5 1/4
Basic White Cardstock - 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
Scraps for stamping the greeting and a smaller maple leaf
4 x 5 1/4 ( Inside Panel )
Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder
Leaf Die Cuts ( Gorgeous Leaves Dies ) or something similar
A stamp set including fall sentiments and/greetings.
Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad
Soft Suede Ink Pad
Rhinestones or gems
Cut & Score Card Pieces.
Stamp a Maple Leaf on a scrap of Basic White, then die cut it out.
Die cut a smaller leaf shape using Soft Suede.
Using a large Maple Leaf Die ~ cut a leaf to the right on the Basic White cardstock layer and about 2/3 of the way up the paper. ( as pictured )
Emboss this layer using the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder ( or something similar that you might have, but this one really is beautiful ).
Attach the designer series paper layer to the card front.
Using dimensionals attach the embossed layer on the card front with a bit of a whimsical slant.
Attach the die cut leaves ( I used a dimensional for 1 )
Tie a section of twine in a bow and attach at the leaf stems with a glue dot.
Add a few coordinating gems or rhinestones to the card front.
Stamp the desired sentiment on a scrap of basic white and attach using dimensional to the top left of the embossed layer.
Stamp a desired sentiment and images on the card inside panel and attach to the inside of the card.
That's it.. finished! Perfect Fall Greeting to send off and remind someone you are thinking of them as the seasons change.
This card is another example of this card using a different color combination. I did manage to sneak in an Aspen Leaf from the Perched in a Tree Bundle.
The cute little fall sentiment on the inside was from a random stamp set. Love it!
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