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Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Autumn Leaves, Go To Greetings, Masculine Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card, actually two cards to share with you. I struggled with which way the Designer Series Paper (DSP) should go. SO I made two and I'll let you decide which one you like. Please read on to see how I made the cards.

The base is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Early Espresso card stock for the layer.

Then I took the DSP from the "Earthen Elegance" 12" x 12" package and cut it at 3-7/8" x 5-1/8". I couldn't decide if I was going to use it as it is or split it and flip it. SO I did both, thus having two cards. I taped the DSP to the Early Espresso card stock and then I taped that to the card base.

The center strip was made by cutting a 3-7/8" x 1-3/4" piece of Basic White card stock. I sponged the edges using Early Espresso ink. I also took my Blending Brush and just tapped it on the Basic White piece. I had used it with a little bit of Cajun Craze still on it. The words are from the "Go To Greetings" set and were stamped using Early Espresso ink. I taped that to a piece of Early Espresso card stock measuring 4" x 2". And then that was taped to the center of the card.

The leaf was die cut using the "Autumn Leaves" bundle. I took my Blending Brush and brushed on some Flirty Flamingo ink and then some Cajun Craze on the tips. I prayed it with my misting bottle and got way too much water on it so I pressed it into a paper towel and it leaf some nice looking color behind. That is what I meant in the above paragraph about a little bit of Cajun Craze still on the brush.

I colored the stem of the leaf using my Early Espresso marker. Dimensionals were added to the back and the leaf was set in place on the right side of the panel piece.

This was an interesting experiment. I'm leaning towards the split DSP piece than the plain one.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's masculine birthday card,


KardsbyKadie said...

I LOVE them both.....but the four square pattern is my favorite.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Great Fall cards! I like both of them but I have to agree that the first one with the four squares is my favorite as well. I have that pack of paper but haven't gotten into it as much as I should.