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Today’s card is another Thank You. I have been needing quite a lot of these lately. This one pairs Autumn Leaves with Inked Botanicals DSP for a softer Fall look. I love this pair, and had to use it with a Fun Fold as well. The measurements for the Fun Fold are at the bottom of the post.
This paper, and colors, is not what you would first think to pair with Autumn Leaves. But I believe it works with a totally different look. The star of this card is the gorgeous Inked Botanicals Designer Series paper. These colors are still wonderful Fall colors, they are just a bit brighter than what you would first think of.
To keep with the rustic look, I began with a card base of Crumb Cake card stock. Then added a layer of Very Vanilla, as it is the color in this DSP. Next came choosing a the DSP pieces. I finally went with a variety! And I think it is a good mix. It is not normal that I use three pieces of a DSP on one card. But these were all partial pieces left over ,so why not!! You can see the third piece from the open view of the card.
Stamps and Dies
The leaves from the Autumn Leaves set are still a favorite. I love the inside details. Not only do you get shading with the leaf stamp, but you can add the veining and stem with a second stamp. This is actually the first time I have used the veining. And now I am sad that I never used it before! It really adds to the leaves. The leaves are stamped in Calypso Coral and Wild Wheat, with the veins done in Pecan Pie.
The shape for the sentiment is from the matching Die set Autumn Leaves. I have used this shape several times and really love the stitching, but most of all the little ticket corner look of the corners. The Pecan Pie Ink was used for the sentiment but was stamped on Lost Lagoon card stock. The front sentiment is from the Autumn Leaves set, but the inside sentiment is from the Inked & Tiled stamp set. This is another great set for a variety of occasions.
The finishes were kept pretty simple for me. With all of the DSP and the fun fold, it did not require much. Of course I had to add a touch of bling though. There is one of the Faceted Gems Trio. And some loops of Bakers Twine was the last touch to complete it.
The card begins with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that is 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score at 4 1/4 and then cut off 1 1/2 from the front. Then use the 1 1/2 cut off piece and cut it down to 3″ long. Score it in the center and attach half to the inside of the back of the card so the fold is flush with the edge.
The inside Very Vanilla is cut to 4 X 5 1/4 and covers the adhered part of the flap. For the front of the flap use a piece of DSP that is cut to 1 1/4 X 1 1/4. I used the same paper as the front fold. For the front fold I added a piece of Very Vanilla that is 2 1/2 X 5 1/4. Then the DSP is 2 1/4 X 5 to layer over it. The strip of DSP on the inside right is 1 1/8 X 5.
The front focal section is Crumb Cake cut to 3 X 3. It is adhered to the flap so that it is centered on the front of the card. I just adhered it to the front of that flap as I was going to add DSP to cover. (You can add the Crumb Cake behind and let your focal layer cover the flap.) The back side of the focal layer DSP is 2 3/4 X 2 3/4. And the Vanilla for the stamped front is 2 3/4 X 2 3/4.
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