Fall is in the air in Atlanta. The crisp, cool air makes me so happy – even if that means my outside time will soon be spent raking leaves. I used the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle to build a beautiful trio of leaves on a card of gratitude. Here’s the card I’ve made to share with you today:
There are some really great dies in the Intricate Leaves Dies, part of the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle. While I’ve showcased one of the leaves in a prior project, I wanted to embrace the beautiful images in the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set for this project. Here’s a look at the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle:
If you love gorgeous sentiments as much as I do, then you are likely asking, “where can I find that impossibly beautiful sentiment, Brian?” I agree with you – it’s so, so, so gorgeous. The single word is pulled from a two-word stamp in the Christmas-themed Heartfelt Wishes stamp set, new in Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. The full sentiment is lovely, but it is longer than I wanted for this card layout, so I decided to isolate the single word. I pressed a piece of tape over “much,” inked the stamp, removed the tape and then stamped it down to isolate the singe word I wanted. Here’s a look at this stamp set:
The 2″ band that extends across the center of my card and serves as the base for my leaves is Basic White (like the panel below it), but I stamped it with the water spots from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set before gluing it down. You could achieve the same effect by masking a piece of cardstock and stamping the band in the middle, but this was easier and cleaner.
Things look good in threes. I carefully placed these three Cajun Craze leaves along the band on this card to point in different directions and balance each other out. I also wanted to give space at the base of the focal panel for my sentiment. I added three Wonderful Gems to the card for a little extra texture – these are a great all-season accent – I love the gold sparkle inside these tiny gems.
Bundles: Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Leaves, Heartfelt Wishes Papers: Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Thick Basic White, Basic White Inks: Sahara Sand, Cajun Craze Accessories: Wonderful Gems, Intricate Leaves Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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