Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop for September. The hot temps are gone, thank goodness! It's time to enjoy my favorite time of year, fall! Of course as people from NC know, those summer temps can come creeping back taunting us with Indian Summer.
I panicked a little when I saw the theme of the month. I didn't buy the leaf bundles, Season of Chic from the annual or Fond of Autumn from the Mini. I thought about using the Perched in a Tree bundle. All of those are just some of the great fall sets. I decided to go in a completely different direction. This card is so pretty in person!
My base is Early Espresso cut to 4 1/4 x 11. Score and fold at 5 1/2.
The Brushed Metallic Cardstock has 3 different tones of gold tones. I hadn't opened this pack so I cut a piece of the lightest gold color to 3 3/4 x 5. Cut this out again using the 2nd largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles dies. Now run this piece through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder. It's just beautiful!
I pulled two of the leaf stems from my Forever Fern stamp set. That set is a classic in its beauty in my opinion. I used StazOn ink and stamped them on the other metallic tones from the paper pack. I made a few of each, one of the darker gold tone and one on the copper tone. I love how these stamps look on the metallic with lots of detail. I suggest that you let these dry for a few moments and then cut with the Forever Flourishing dies.
I cut one of the stems from the Ranunculus dies in Early Espresso and then 2 of one of the flower stems from the Flowers of Home dies from Vellum cardstock.
My best advice is to take these parts and just play with the placement of them until you like what you get. I used Mini dimensionals, glue dots, and a little of the Multipurpose Liquid glue to attach them to the card.
I used the Faux Suede Ribbon on this card. I don't know why, but I added it a weird way. I started way to the rignt and added the ribbon with a glue dot. Then I pulled it to the other side and tacked it down again with a glue dot. Pull the ribbon all around the front of the card. As I pulled it back around I covered the raw end that was showing where I began. Secure with a glue dot. Pull the ribbon over past the decoration, secure, and bring the ribbon toward the lower right of the card. Add glue dot.
The Hydrangea Haven stamp set has several small sentiments that fit on a tiny tag. The tag is part of the Hydrangea dies. If nothing else this card made me search through my stash of stuff. I had forgotten about that tiny tag. Stamp in StazOn on the coppery paper. Cut with the die.
Truthfully, I added the ribbon in a weird way because I wanted to tie on the tag. I didn't want to tie around a lot of that ribbon. I just put the Crumb Cake twine around one layer of the suede ribbon. I used my Take Your Pick tool to pull apart all of the threads. I used the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack for the twine. I tucked the tag down a little behind the ribbon. I'm actually hiding a little scratch on the tag, but don't tell anyone.
For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Basic White the same size as the paper on front with the Stitched Rectangles.
The saying is from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set. I added one of my extra metallic stems near the bottom.
North Carolina has so much talent when it comes to card making. I hope that you will visit all of the posts on this hop. We are about to Leaf the Summer Behind! Next up is Laurie!
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