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!
Shiny gorgeousness! I love everything about this card, Debbie, and I’m amazed at what great photos you got with so much white and so much shine. ♥ That sentiment is everything to me.
Thanks much always for your kindness, Brian. Trust me, there were many photos…pure diligence and determination on my part. I will think twice before photographing “shiny” again! A favorite sentiment of mine, too.
Such a beautiful card & the sentiment is so appropriate for this time. I just subscribed to your email today & will look forward to more of your creations. Do you mind if I use your idea?
Patricia, thank you for your kind words, and yes, the sentiment is very appropriate. I just received your email subscription. Please don’t hesitate to use any of the ideas on my blog. I’m happy to share my work! Be well.
This card is simple, but elegant, Deb. I love how the gold liner enhences the DSP design! Very pretty
Thank you, Barbara. Those stitched leaves dies are stunning. This was a quick and easy one.
Beautiful and elegant card!
Candy, thank you so very much for your kind words.
Love the dimensional contrast with the white/gold leaf. Elegant