I just love sitting in my studio looking out at our Oak Tree this time of year when the leaves start turning. When its’ in it’s fall glory it is green, yellow, orange, rust and red all at the same time. It’s glorious! Today’s share is a nod to this amazing view. It makes me feel warm and colorful. It features the Vintage Leaves stamp set, the fun Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and a variety of Coppers from the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. This was my first time playing with this embossing folder and I have fallen in love with the Cable Knit design and the extreme texture it gives.
BASE: I started with Pumpkin Pie for the base. Next, the Rich Razzleberry layer was embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then I added narrow edge bands of the new Copper Foil for color and shine. Sweet!
FOCAL POINT: This is were this design really began. I wanted to emboss the leaves with the new Copper Emboss Powder. So what I did was Copper emboss the “various leaf shapes” from the Vintage Leaves stamp set onto Very Vanilla. These were then die cut with the Leaflets Framelits. [LOVE it when I don’t have to fussy cut!] Then each leaf was sponged with Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry ink. [TIP: Afterward, wipe the leaves to remove any excess ink from the embossing.] Sponging this way allowed for a more variegated look to each leaf. They were applied with a Dimensional at the tip and flat at the stem (this gave more height and dimension). Finally I added a few loops of Copper Metallic Thread and a 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon knot. [TIP: I cut the burlap ribbon in half so it did not overpower the leaves.]
SENTIMENT: I tried several different cardstock and ink variations and found the simplest looked the best. I took a strip of Copper Foil and embossed “thankful, grateful, blessed” from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set with VersaMark ink and Copper Emboss Powder. The ends were punched with the Banner Triple Punch then popped with Dimensionals.
Thank you for stopping by today. Please leave me a comment to let me know how it makes you feel. I hope you have a great Friday and weekend!
- STAMPS: Vintage Leaves, Paisleys & Posies
- PAPER: Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil
- INK: VersaMark, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry
- ACCESSORIES: Punch–Banner Triple | Framelits–Leaflets | Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder–Cable Knit | Metallic Thread–Copper | Emboss Powder–Copper | 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon
Sparkly Hugs, Carol