Stampin’ Up!’s Vintage Leaves for FMS207

This week’s challenge from Freshly Made Sketches had me giddy.  The nerdy, Type-A side of me loves a good block pattern – each of the differently-sized blocks fits perfectly inside the layout.  The carefree, Type-B side of me enjoyed the freedom to create whatever I wanted inside each of these blocks.  Even with that freedom to mix it up, I chose to keep a pleasant consistency between panels.  Here’s my card:

Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS207

And here’s Kim Singdahlsen’s Freshly Made Sketches banner that inspired my card:FMS207Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Illusion.  While I was making this card, I wasn’t having very good luck with evenly gluing down the cropped pieces of paper.  After several failed attempts, I decided to simply lay thin strips of Early Espresso over a single panel of Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper to create the illusion of separate panels.  Voila!  The magic of illusion.
  • Color it In.  I stamped this oak leaf from Vintage Leaves in Early Espresso on the Delightful Dijon pattern from Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper.  I thought the leaf would really stand out on the paper, but it wasn’t highlighted enough.  I grabbed my Delightful Dijon Stampin’ Write Marker and colored in the leaf – YES!  Coloring over the white space in the paper’s pattern helped this leaf to really stand out.  Looking at the card, it’s hard to believe this leaf isn’t cropped out and placed over the paper.
  • Fall Color Inspiration.  This Delightful Dijon and Whisper White piece of Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper was the starting point for my card.  The deep Early Espresso provides a great contrast to Delightful Dijon, highlighting its richness.  If you like this color combination, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Early Espresso, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Leaves  Papers:  Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso  Inks:  Early Espresso, Stampin’ Write Marker (Delightful Dijon)  Accessories:  Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to Freshly Made Sketches to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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