Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Autumn Splendor

Here's another card from my Stamp Club this month. My upline, Phyllis, designed this card. She always does a fantastic job!! She's so creative and has lots more time than I do. She always tells me that I shouldn't have had so many kids - ha ha! Well, what can I do, I love them, but sometimes they just need attention, so I don't get as much time to create as I would like. In the five years that I've been a demonstrator, I can't tell you how many times Phyllis has saved me by planning the projects and encouraging me to copy. Really, I guess that's what this beautiful thing called stamping is all about and I believe wholeheartedly in the "CASE" method - Copy And Share Everything! Phyllis is an awesome upline and I'm so blessed to have her! Ok, she'll "pay" me later for saying all that good stuff... ha ha!!

This is such an elegant card that you can use for whatever fall occasion you may have. I've been doing a lot of "thinking of you" cards to have on hand. I love sending cards to my Sunday School girls just to let them know that they're on my mind. Ok, back to the card... I'm getting a little distracted this morning... need more coffee!!

Here are instructions on making this card:

  1. Using your favorite color ink pads and a sponge, gently rub color onto Glossy White cardstock in a circular motion. Start with your lightest color. Here, we used More Mustard, Ruby Red and Old Olive. Alternate colors until you've covered up the white. Use a soft tissue to rub off any extra ink.
  2. Stamp your sentiment using Stazon ink. Turn your Glossy cardstock over and holding firmly rub the back of the cardstock to remove any excess ink.
  3. Stamp your leaf images using our Encore Gold ink pad and emboss using Gold embossing powder. The gold embossing powder is great because you can really tell when your image is embossed. The details go from a dull color to a very shiny gold.
  4. Mount the Glossy cardstock onto Old Olive and tie the Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain around these two layers.
  5. Mount this onto your Ruby Red card using Dimensionals.
It's that easy! I hope you enjoy this beautiful creation! And Thank You Phyllis for sharing with me AGAIN!!

Until next time...

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