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!
- 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