My Heart is Grateful for You

I’m so excited to play with Fall colors, and I couldn’t wait one more minute to break out the new Stitched Leaves Dies (part of the Love of Leaves Bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog). While some people might say, “I already have leaf dies,” you don’t have THESE leaf dies. 🙂 Here’s my card for the FabFriday sketch challenge that goes live today:

Beautiful Autumn, Stitched Leaves Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

FabFri195I was so excited to make my card that I missed the fact that the sketch nestles the top panel along the top, left corner of the below panel. Mine is still “inspired by” this sketch (even if I missed it a bit).

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Two Bundles for Fall. Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog is filled to the brim with great, new Christmas products (not sure how anyone will be able to decide on a single Christmas card design this year). I’m also super-excited about the Thanksgiving and Halloween options, too! My card features a trio of leaves with the Stitched Leaves Dies, part of the Love of Leaves Bundles. Here’s a closer look at this wonderful bundle:Love of Leaves Bundle, Stampin Up! 155195The GORGEOUS sentiment on the front of my card is stamped with the Beautiful Autumn stamp set, part of the Beautiful Autumn Bundle along with the Autumn Punch Pack (I didn’t use the punches on this card, but I have finished a project I will share with you). Here’s a look at this incredible Beautiful Autumn Bundle: Beautiful Autumn Bundle, Stampin Up! 155189
  • Stitched Leaves & a Textured Backdrop. I cropped three leaves with the GORGEOUS Stitched Leaves Dies. I combined tow dies with each (one crops the outline of the leaf, and the other adds the stitched veins). Such beautiful leaves! I added a stitched heart from the Stitched Be Mine Dies to tie in to the sentiment on the front of the card. Here’s a closer look:Beautiful Autumn, Stitched Leaves Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian KingBefore gluing down the arrangement of leaves and heart, I added some texture to the Very Vanilla panel. I inked up the “oil spots” from Geared Up Garage with Crumb Cake ink, stamped it off twice on scrap paper and then stamped on this panel. Here’s a look at the not-your-first-choice-for-a-lovely-Fall-card-stamp-set, Geared Up Garage:Geared Up Garage, Stampin Up! 148590
  • Trio of Fall Colors. The beautiful stripes that build the backdrop for my focal panel are pulled from the new Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper. As a huge fan of Fall, I love these colors and patterns – such a great pack of papers! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper: Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 153520I pulled all three of the colors for my trio of leaves from the colors in this paper. If you like this mix of Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze as much as I do, I hope you will save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Autumn, Geared Up Garage  Papers: Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Thick Very Vanilla  Inks:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake  Accessories: Stitched Leaves Dies, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

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  1. This is one of my favorite bundles from the Aug-Dec mini catalog. Very clever use of the oil spots for texture! And another fun color combo too. You knocked it out of the park with this one!

  2. Love the stripes!

  3. Beautiful layering of the leaves. That touch of mint oozes autumn sophistication.

  4. Love the heart and the background you created with Garage stamp! I have not decided on this bundle yet..was not into the leaves but you might change my mind. Have a wonderful weekend with Mom! Hugs!

  5. What a GORGEOUS color combination. Perfect creation my friend.

  6. The “oil spots” are a great finishing touch! Beautiful card Brian!

  7. Love the way you used oil spots to create some background for gorgeous leaves. Only you Brian would think to do that. LOL Great card with great colors.

  8. Only you Brian would think to use oil spots as the perfect background for leaves. LOL Love the color combination and this card is magnificent.

  9. I was underwhelmed by this set but WOW, you changed my tune with this card. Really gorgeous use of this set.

  10. Oh my this is fabulous….I just got those leaves! Beautiful colors for fall!

  11. I love this pretty card, Brian, from the DSP to the very clever use of the Garage’s oil spots. The sentiment is so sweet. Enjoy your day!

  12. Well, you’ve done it again. I was one of the people who said “I already have leaf stamps and dies”. I can see THAT’s not going to make a difference. Beautiful, Brian. Thanks for enabling me. 🙂

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  14. This is so pretty!! I am loving the layering of the leaves with that heart over it. Your colors are perfection.

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