Colorful Seasons Bundle, Copper Fall Leaves

Happy Saturday!  Today I have the second design from my October Card Class featuring the Colorful Seasons Bundle, Copper Fall Leaves.  I must admit that I haven’t played with our new shiny copper items.  Well I remedied that and had fun with this one……Copper Foil and copper heat embossing.  Woohoo!

CARD BASE:  Guess what?  I couldn’t help myself and went with one of favorite card shapes (long and narrow – 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″).  I started with Crumb Cake and added a 3/4″ band of Early Espresso which I used another of my favorite subtle texturing adding — Faux Suede.  [super cool!]

SQUARES:  Then I topped this with a trio of squares Cajun Craze (yes, this was WAY OUTSIDE my comfort zone, but I love it!) and layered with a Copper Foil square.  Of course I had to pop them with Dimensionals.  Lol!

LEAVES:  This is a really cool technique.  Usually you use a trio of colors (I went overboard and used four – Lol!) Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze.  First you need a baby wipe folded into quarters (make sure the baby wipe is smooth and not an embossed image).  Then add three drops of reinker from each color randomly over a 2″-ish x 2″-ish area.  Stamp the leaf onto the baby wipe pressing firmly (just once – clean and reink each time).  Then stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla.  Repeat this step two more times.  Let them dry for a few minutes.  Now you get to stamp the large leave outline with VersaMark onto the solid leaf [TIP:  Don’t forget to tap & swipe with your embossing buddy so the embossing powder with only sticks to the stamped image.]  Then sprinkle the leaves with the Copper Embossing Powder, tapping off the extra and heat until shiny.

Woohoo……there is a die for this leaf, making it super east and quick to cut out!!!  The finale-ly is popping the trio of leaves with a Dimensional.  Love it!

This design had me doing my happy chair dance!  All the shine, embossing and “more height”……Sweet!  I just couldn’t decide on a sentiment so guess what?  I didn’t add one.  Sometimes you just don’t have to have one.  [smile]

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed today’s Colorful Seasons Bundle, Copper Fall Leaves design.  Have a great weekend!

STAMPIN’ SUPPLIES

  • STAMP:  Colorful Seasons
  • PAPER:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Foil–Copper
  • INK:  Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze
  • ACCESSORIES:  Thinlits–Seasonal Layers | Emboss Powder–Copper | Baby Wipes (smooth)

 

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

 

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