A Fall Thank You Card with A Touch of Glamour
Hello my friends today I am taking part in two Fall-Themed challenges: a Designer’s Choice Challenge at Can You Case It?, and a Fall Thank You Cards challenge at The Paper Players. I admittedly am a paper hoarder, I love paper, okay maybe not a hoarder, but I will get paper that I love in the store but never seem to have or find a use for it. So when I saw these two challenges I thought I know exactly what paper to use from this stash that never gets touched because I either don’t want to use it or I can’t find the right thing to use it for: Are there any of you out there that have this problem?
I knew there was this great Fall leaf paper in my stash so I dug it out and actually had two different patterns, and almost used them both. But, in the end I thought they were too much together. So I went with the White background paper patterned paper since I knew I wanted whisper white to be in my card.

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And here are the banners for the theme challenges that inspired me to create this card:

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Steps To Create this Card:
1. My card base was created using Crumb Cake cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼” to make it a standard A2 size card.
2. My matting layer is in Chocolate Chip cut at 5 3/8” x 4 1/8”. I then embossed it using the Wood grain Texture Impression Embossing Folder to add more of a fall fell to the card. I sponged the edges of the card with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink by Stampin’ Up!, to add a little more color to it.
3. The next layer was just a simple 2 ½” circle cut from Tangelo Twist cardstock and also punched a 1 ¼” circle from a piece of whisper white to do my embossing on.
4. I took my decorative paper cut at 2” x 5” and cut it into a banner shape. I attached this on the left side of the card leaving about an 1/8” border on the left side.
5. I took one of the acorn stamps form Acorny Thank You and stamped it on the whisper white circle with Versamark ink and embossed it using the Stampin’ Gold Embossing Powder. To me this took the rustic card up a step and added just a touch of Glamour to the card. I popped the top of the acorn up using a Stampin’ Dimensional l cut in half to make it fit. Then I popped the whole acorn up on the Whisper White circle. I attached all the circles together using Snail. At this point I attached the layered circle in the center of the line created from my chocolate chip piece and my decorative banner.
6. I knew it needed something more. I still needed the Thanks sentiment on the card but didn’t want to just use a stamp. So I wanted to give it one more level of dimension. So I took a thanks die I had and cut it out four times using crumb cake. I attached each thanks to the card one on top of the other with Tombo Mono multipurpose Glue (you could so use the fine tip glue pen for this but I used what I had on hand.) After doing three layers I knew it wasn’t quite enough, it looked good but just didn’t have that WOW factor. So I took my last die cut and covered it with Versamark ink and then holographic embossing powder all over it and heat embossed it. This added some more color and another pop of Glamour. I was impressed at all the colors that came sparkling off the thanks at that point and how the versamark darkened the crumb cake to just a shade darker to add another color to this fall card.

Tips:

  • You want to use a Stampin Mat to get the best images.
  • Take a scrap piece of cardstock and punch out the acorns first.  Use this as a guild to line up your stamps before putting it on the block.   Lining  up the Stamps upside down and then place on the block to attach it will safe you some time and trouble.   Now your punch and stamped image will be perfect every time.

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I hope you’ll pop over to Can You Case It’s design blog and The Paper Player’s design blog to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today,

So I found out today my card was picked as one of the winners how exciting.    

 

Rick

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