I’m sharing today’s card to celebrate a little bit of Fall with a whole lot of “hope”. We’re having some beautiful cooler Fall weather here in New Jersey and I’m very much enjoying it. Sweater weather might finally be here!
Stampin’ Up!’s stunning Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper sat on my desk for at least the past three weeks. I wanted to create something special with it, but just couldn’t get it going. I pulled out pattern after pattern and nothing was coming to me, so there the paper sat. For today’s post, I wanted to use the Stitched Leaves Dies and in almost an instant, I knew the patterned paper I would use. It was obvious that the card stock had to be Very Vanilla and a Gold Foil Sheet.
Once I had these perfectly stitched leaves cropped, I gave them a little bit of a Gold Foil shadow and attached them to a Stitched Rectangle layer. This would be my focal point. I thought about adding a Gold Foil layer to the back of the stitched rectangle, but I wanted more of the patterned paper to be seen.
Keeping the larger maple leaf on top emphasizes the pattern repeat in the card design by drawing attention to the gold foiled maple leaves in the patterned paper.
Whenever I use Very Vanilla, Gold or Copper in a project, my “go to” sentiment ink would always be Soft Suede. For this card though, I thought Soft Suede would be a little too dark. I stamped the sentiment in Encore’s Metallic Gold. “HOPE CHANGES EVERYTHING” is from the Love of Leaves stamp set.
So, grab some stunning Designer Series Paper, add a layer and a few shadowed, cropped elements, and create something soft and pretty.
The only limitation is your imagination!