Stampin’ Up! Versailles Gathered Leaves and Boughs

Good morning!  By the time you read this – Finn, Wayne and I’ll be headed to NC to winterize our RV trailer – it’s Wayne’s “home away from home” when he goes to work on the rental house.  Since Father Winter is looming down and the freeze warnings are flying around – seemed like a good time to be sure it was ready to get thru winter without frozen….anything! 🙂

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see some of the techniques we played with – and the card we put together….here’s the replay!

I used die cuts from the Gathered Leaves AND Beautiful Boughs sets and a fun “napkin” coloring technique.  The “watercolored” die cuts were paired up with the Very Versailles stamp set (from the Annual Catalog) and a little Come to Gather DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s TGIF sketch challenge!

I started by stamping the script image from Very Versailles in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake a few times on a piece of Come To Gather DSP – then I matted the panel on Cajun Craze for the card front.

With SNAIL – and a couple Glue Dots on the back – I adhered a strip of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon around the end of the panel.  I wrapped a length of Cajun Craze Linen Thread (Come To Gather Ribbon Combo) and a piece of Mossy Meadow Linen Thread (Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo) around the Burlap Ribbon.

I created the Beautiful Boughs and Gathered Leaves using plain ole dinner napkins – check out the video to see how! – then I used my Aqua Painters to color them.  I saw this technique on a Splitcoast Stampers tutorial by Dave Brethauer and thought it looked fun!

For the leaves, I used Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie.  For the boughs – Mossy Meadow and Old Olive.  I lightly painted them all with some Frost White Shimmer Paint, too!

I adhered all the elements to the card front with Liquid Glue.

For the loops behind the sentiment – I pulled some threads from a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and used Liquid Glue to adhere them in a loopy way.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Very Versailles sentiment in Cajun Craze on some of the Come to Gather DSP and cut it with a Stitched Nested Labels Die.  Then I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a little bow from the Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow Linen Thread and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  Then I finished it off with a few Pumpkin Pie gems from the Holiday Basic Rhinestones pack.

On the inside, I added some stamped-off-once Crumb Cake script from Very Versailles on a Whisper White panel.  I added a small Peaceful Bough image in stamped-off-THREE-times Old Olive.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more script and boughs on the front…

…and more Come to Gather DSP (with a little script from Very Versailles on it!) on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Every time I look out my window at this time of year – I see this combination of Fall leaves and pine boughs!  So….it’s perfect that I could re-create that with my Peaceful Boughs bundle and Gathered Leaves dies, don’t you think?  I also really love the vintage-y addition of the script from the Very Versailles stamp set.  I hope you like!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Cajun Craze Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Gathered Leaves and Beautiful Boughs die cuts

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Mr. Elephant sits patiently waiting his turn as Mr. Octopus gets a go.

Finn’s a good toy-dad…equal time for all his kids!


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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Versailles Gathered Leaves and Boughs

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the colors of the leaves, perfect for fall! Enjoy your travels to NC…stay warm! 🙂

  2. Susan K

    Beautiful card. Love those leaves and pine boughs.
    What a good toy-dad Finn is!
    Safe, warm travels. It’s cold in our neck of NC!

    • Susan K

      And thanks for showing how you did the ice on the vellum. Love it.

      • stampsnlingers

        You’re most welcome – glad that you liked it! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Susan – it was chilly when we got there – but then warmed up to be a gorgoeus day! 🙂

  3. Lovely card. Sorry I couldn’t join you last night…I was stuffing my face with lobster, crab and filet.

  4. Sue Floyd

    Hi Mary!
    I just tried the napkin technique on Friday as well. It’s quite unique but I agree that you have to wait for the diecut/colored images to dry to use them. All of mine separated from the cardstock after they dried.
    I tried something different. I die cut at tree shape with the napkin sandwich. Then I put the image through an embossing folder. Also I used the delicate metallic inks to add some shine. I really like the technique but it’s not exactly quick card making since you have to let the images dry overnight.
    Congrats on your achievement! You’re such an inspiration. Don’t know if I told you but I’m a new demo under Linda Bauwin now. SU is a great group of talented people to work with & I’m lucky to know all of you through the wonders of technology!
    Sue Floyd

    • stampsnlingers

      True! Not quick – but fun for something a little different! I bet yours looked really cool – embossed and metallicized!! Thanks for sharing your tips! And – thank you for your kind words!! I appreciate you, Sue! 🙂

  5. This is one very lovely card. Right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

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