Thankful for Gorgeous Leaves

You already know how much I love Autumn. We might be bear-knuckling our way through the August heat right now, but it’s a consolation to know that cooler temperatures and crisp air are just around the corner. Yippee! My Gorgeous Leaves Bundle arrived last week, and I couldn’t wait to make a beautiful, simple card with it (it’s nearly impossible to mess things up with this incredible bundle). Here’s my Autumn-themed card:

Gorgeous Leaves Bundle, Time of Giving, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Two Must-Have Bundles. My card features three stamps and one die from the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle, new in Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. I love my bundles that showcase beautiful leaves. It’s funny – we always think of leaves when Autumn rolls around and love their brilliant, rich colors during Fall. That said, these leaves would be perfectly gorgeous in vibrant greens at any time of the year. Here’s a look at the gorgeous images and dies in the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle:Gorgeous Leaves Bundle, Stampin Up! 158609You are already going to get the Time of Giving Bundle because of the INCREDIBLE dies that are a part of it, so you’ll be happy to know the “Thankful” sentiment on my card comes from the Time of Giving stamp set that complete the bundle. Here’s a look:Time of Giving Bundle, Stampin Up! 156762
  • A Beautiful Background. The background on any card plays an important role in the beauty of your project. Whether it’s a clean, white background or a colorful pattern, the background should always be a supporting character to the star of the project. Not only did I use the beautiful wood grain image from Gorgeous Leaves stamp set to create an accent behind my leaf (the wood grain image is stamped just to the left of the center of the panel), but I also used the two watercolor spots stamps to build a speckled backdrop for my beautiful leaf. Here’s a closer look:Gorgeous Leaves Bundle, Time of Giving, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI inked up the larger stamp with Crumb Cake, stamped off once and covered the panel with the water spot image. I think alternated between Early Espresso and Merry Merlot with the smaller image (I stamped those off once, too, before stamping onto this panel). I love the beautiful panel that peeks from behind the focal panel.
  • Warm Neutrals. My card only features neutral tones that are perfect for Autumn – Crumb Cake and Early Espresso look great with accents of Merry Merlot, a rich red that’s not too red. If you like the warm mix of Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Merry Merlot as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Merry Merlot

Bundles: Gorgeous Leaves  Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Leaves, Time of Giving  Papers: Crumb Cake, Merry Merlot, Thick Very Vanilla  Inks: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Merry Merlot  Accessories: Intricate Leaves Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you like my simple card with warm tones and loads of gratitude.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Gorgeous Leaves Bundle, Time of Giving, Stampin Up!, Brian King


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  1. What an incredible looking card my friend.

  2. Awesome card…love the frame layering!

  3. Brian I absolutely love it when simple cards are so beautiful. This one is perfect!

  4. I love your layout/colors but I especially love how you did your beautiful background. I love woodgrains and that stamped image is a nice added touch. These bundles just made it onto my wish list! Thankful for your inspirations Brian!

  5. Love, love, love today’s card AND fall Brian. The Gorgeous Leaves bundle is a HAVE TO HAVE in my book and I can’t wait for it arrive at my doorstep on Saturday. Yippee!

  6. Beautiful card, Brian. Time of Giving bundle is so versatile with the upcoming holidays represented. Enjoy your day!

  7. Delightful mix of textures and the lovely leaf!

  8. Fall is by far my favorite season ! I love your Merry Merlot which I have not tried on my Fall cards . I am going to be using it on some of my future projects for Fall for sure ….thanks !
    Great card !

  9. Simply beautiful!

  10. Beautiful for fall!

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