Paper Craft

Autumnal Thanks card with Lawn Fawn stitiched leaves dies

It’s time for the disclaimer again! I made this card in November, but I’ve only just blogged about it now, which is why it’s a bit out of sync with the seasons!!

I was going INSANE having no lab work and not making cards, just concentrating on writiting, day in, day out so one day I just scribbled my Nuvo aqua pens on some watercolour card to get some autumn leaf colours in a bit of a blend and used my aqua pen with water to blend the more vibrant colours out. I the cut as many of the three largest of the Lawn Fawn ‘Stitched leaves’ dies out of the watercoloured panel.

I then didn’t do anything with the leaves for a bit because it had satisfied my crafty ‘need’, as it were, but when I saw them sitting there one day I thought I could quickly whip a card together. I found my 6×6 white premade card bases, cut a piece of white woodgrain cardstock (Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts do very similar products, so you can get it from either supplier) to 13cm x 13cm and glued it to the card base. I fiddled about with the arrangement of the leaves until I was happy with them then attached them with either foam squares or glue to get variation in the dimention.

I hadn’t used my Spellbinders labels dies in forever and I felt they were being neglected in favor of sentiment strips, so I wanted to use my labels dies for a change. For the sentiment I embossed the sentiment from Waltzingmouse stamps ‘Folk Art Medallion’ in Seafoam White embossing powder on black card (in hindsight I wish I’d embossed it in gold for a more autumnal look, but that’s the joy of looking back at your cards after you made them).

To finish the card off I added some Nuvo crystal drops in ‘English Mustard’.

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What time of year do you make the most thank you cards?

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