Good morning! Even though we’re having summery weather, school is back in session and that means fall has begun! Here’s a card inspired by Sandy McIver, but I changed the colors to reflect the season and to complement the colors of the Designer Series Paper. It opens vertically so when you are cutting your sheet of card stock, cut it the long way. To make the butterfly, punch it out first and then drop the little butterfly cut out into an embossing folder and run it through your Big Shot. Another technique I used in stamping this card was “inking off”. In order for the brown and blue leaves to remain more subtle and not overpowering, I inked the stamps, stamped first on scratch paper, then stamped my card stock. You’ll see the difference between the mustard ink and the brown and blue. With the mustard ink, I inked directly onto the card from the ink pad.
This card will definitely be included in my fall creative workshop lineup. If you live in the Seattle area, and would like to come craft with us, let me know! Click on my name in the left column to send me an email. Have a great day!
Paper & Ink: More Mustard card stock (#100946), Very Vanilla card stock (#101650), Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper (#126895), More Mustard ink (#126964), Early Espresso ink (#126974), Island Indigo ink (#126986)
Stamp sets: Summer Silhouettes (#126445), Made for You (#126342)
Tools: Elegant Butterfly punch (#127526), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (#120175)