Stampin’ Up! Grateful for Lighthearted Leaves!

Well, no Martian for us yesterday.  Planning on it today, for sure!  We did get to Costco – not to worry, they have a FEW things left!  Our “real” Costco was summarily changed to a “business” center (read – “faux Costco!) last year.  Now to get to the “real” one, we have to GO NORTH.  And it’s just about that traumatic that it has to be all caps!  It’s a significant emotional event for us on a normal day.  Add in rain.  Add in freeway construction.  Add in a couple of accidents.  The final tally yielded a day that was nightmare-fun-nightmare!  But, the difficulty getting there means that when we DO go….well.  We make it worth our while, if you catch my meaning! Let’s just say – it’s helpful to have a mini-van…. 😉

Anywho – today’s share is a Fall-y card that uses one single stamp from Lighthearted Leaves – and the “grateful” thinlit from the Seasonal Frame Thinlits dies.  And the glorious and wonderful Kraft Corrugated Paper!!  Take a look-see:

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Sorry for the glare – I couldn’t get rid of it and still light the card.  Professional photographer I am not! 🙂

The design layout was inspired by the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #144.  They always do fun sketches and their design team always makes beautiful interpretations of said sketches – so be sure to check them out, okay?

CTS 144 Sketch

As you can see, I stayed pretty true to the sketch!  I started by stamping 9 of the smalles leaf images from Lighthearted Leaves.  I first stamped them in Cajun Craze, on a panel of Crushed Curry.  Then, I stamped them again, this time with Versamark.  Being photopolymer, it was pretty easy to get the second image lined up with the first one.  I sprinkled the Versamark with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed them.  Just to give them a little bit of shine.

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I cut them all out with the matching Leaflets Framelits, and adhered them to a panel of Kraft Corrugated Paper with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Then I SNAILd that panel to a mat cut from a Gold Foil Sheet.  You can see that my frame is a little bigger than normal – just trying something a little different.  Not sure I like it – and will probably stick with my thinner matting.  Oh well, you don’t know until you try, right? 😉

The sentiment is three die cuts of the “grateful” thinlit from the Seasonal Frame Thinlits dies.  I did two cuts in Cajun Craze and glued them together with the Liquid Glue. The third cut was from Crushed Curry – and I adhered the Cajun Craze layers just slightly offset on the Crushed Curry – to create a lighter shadow.

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I didn’t like how the sentiment looked against the leaves, so I needed to give it a background.  Nothing seemed right – none of my dies.  Not a plain rectangle or oval from card stock.  It finally hit me!  I took a short length of the 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, cut the seam off the edges, and then pulled about 5 threads from each side to make a frayed edge all the way around.  When I adhered the sentiment to it with Liquid Glue….it was just right!

Before I stuck it on the card front, I added small Pearl Basic Jewels to each of the leaf centers.  Then I stuck three Glue Dots onto the card front behind where I was going to put the sentiment.  I used those to let me wind some Gold Metallic Thread around to make a ….well, I guess it looks like a nest or something! And then, I said to myself “Self?  Why don’t you use some of the burlap threads that you pulled out and saved?”  And myself thought that was such a good idea that that’s what myself did!  I made a few loops with the burlap thread and even let a few just stick straight out. Crazy!

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I adhered the sentiment over my nest of Metallic and Burlap threads using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used more Dimensionals to pop the entire card front onto my Cajun Craze card base and the front was done!

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The inside is just a piece of Very Vanilla SNAILd to a mat of Gold Foil (smaller frame width – I wanted to leave as much note-writing space as possible!).  Then I stamped a couple more of the leaves in the bottom corners in Cajun Craze.  I colored the outside of the leaves with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker.

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The Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a few leaf stamps as well.  Two on the front….

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…and one across the back flap!

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El Voila!  A Fall-y card, from just one stamp set and a couple of Thinlits!  Hope that you like it and will give this combo a try.  I love the shiny of the gold foil as counterpoint to the rustic corrugated paper.  Add in a few pearls and some Gold Metallic Thread and….well.  It’s all about the accessories, right?

I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow – Monday (yuk) – with another project to share!

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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base; score and fold at 4 1/4″); two “grateful” die cuts

Gold Foil Sheet: 4″ x 5″ (front mat); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)

Kraft Corrugated Paper: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (card front)

Crushed Curry Card Stock:  one “grateful” die cut; leaves

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9 October

139607: Red Foil Sheets (3,610 on backorder; 11,360 expected on October 9; 14,000 expected on October 29)
139666: Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies (8,239 on backorder; 3,120 expected on October 9; 3,648 expected on November 1; 3,264 expected on December 1)
139670: Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (4,113 on backorder; 1,920 expected on September 30; 9,120 expected on October 9)

13 October

101731: Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad (521 backordered; 2,400 expected)
140932: Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad (57 backordered; 1,560 expected)
139584: Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (2,062 backordered; 8,700 expected)
139647: To You and Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit (2,910 backordered; 2,500 expected; date to be determined for second shipment)

15 October

139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (6,352 on backorder; 4,824 expected on October 5; 2,160 expected on October 15; 7,632 expected on November 15; 1,872 expected on December 1)
138309: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (5,350 on backorder; 4,600 expected on October 12; 10,700 expected on November 15)

20 October

139643: Reindeer Paper Clips (2,011 backordered; 5,040 expected)
139622: Spider Web Paper Doilies (7,869 backordered; 6,930 expected; date to be determined for second shipment)

21 October

139683: Curvy Corner Trio Punch (2,845 backordered; 3,180 expected)

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140969: Witching Décor Project Kit

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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Grateful for Lighthearted Leaves!

  1. Beautiful card Mary! Love the colors and the gold adds the perfect touch! 🙂

  2. Thanks, Amy. I do love the combo of the gold with the Kraft corrugated paper! 🙂

  3. Lynn Gauthier

    Very pretty…Love the color combo. The sentiment is so cool how you double stacked and off set. Love the use of the corrugated and burlap. Well done! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is beautiful! Such an elegant take on the sketch!

  5. Oh, thank you! That’s very nice of you to say, Leigh! Much appreciated. 😊

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