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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Vintage Autumn

I'm back to autumn again :-). Isn't it amazing how quickly the seasons change? Lol! 

Yesterday morning an idea popped into my head using Crumb Cake and French Foliage. I am really into French Foliage the last few days. Not only is it an autumn set, it's a GREAT set! For my card below, I started out by distressing the edges all around the card, then inking them. I stamped the leaves, the words, and the splatters before moving on to the next step. For the next step, I ran some Very Vanilla through my Big Shot with the Top Note die, stamped it, and then aged and distressed it. I'm not sure if you can tell without clicking on the photo to make it larger, but the edges of the Top Note die cut have been distressed with the Cutter Kit distressing tool as well. The leaves were stamped, cut out, and layered, with the Cajun Craze leaf popped up on dimensionals. The Doily was stamped onto vellum, heat embossed, and cut out to layer on the upper right corner. I think the doily really added to the vintage flair :-D.

I carried the distressed, inked edges to the inside of my card and added a couple of stamped, cut out leaves to the lower left corner. I'm leaving it blank for now until I decide to use it. At that time, I can stamp a sentiment or quote, or add a hand written message. Just a head's up, if you scroll down a bit on my blog to the autumn treat box I made last week... this card would go perfectly with the box :-). I didn't even plan that, lol! Have a great day today!!!!


Stamps: French Foliage 121166, Winter Post 111780, Hello Doily 122845
Classic Stampin' Ink: More Mustard 103162, Cajun Craze 119671, Old Olive 102277, Early Espresso 119670, Crumb Cake 121030, Soft Suede 115657
Paper: Crumb Cake 120953, Very Vanilla 101650, Early Espresso 119686, Cajun Craze 119684, Old Olive 100702, Vellum 101839
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border 119275
Dies: Top Note 113463
Other: Cutter Kit 106958, White Embossing Powder 109132, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430


Amanda Mertz said...

You are making some awesome projects with this stamp set! Love the vintage look and I agree the doily adds a lot! TFS!

Atty said...

Very pretty card, as usual. Love all the detail. TFS

Anonymous said...

What a pretty fall card! TFS!

Kym said...

Beautiful card! I so agree that this is a fabulous set! The distressing and leaves on the inside are a great touch.


Heidi Baks said...

I love the combo of all these stamps here. And I love the decorated inside too! Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.

Karen B Barber said...

Such a LOVELY collage!~

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty fall card. Love the colors and the distressing. TFS

Jen Timko said...

This is so pretty and I love the addition of the Doily! So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!

Kris said...


Mary Brown said...

That touch of 'lace' in the corner is just AMAZING! Thanks for joining us in the SUO challenge!

Michelle Laycock said...

oh! I love vintage! Your distressing here is nicely done! Love your layering too.