Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Thursday morning my stamping friends and welcome to our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.  How is everyone doing today?  If you are hopping over from Eva, thank you for stopping by my blog. This week we had a Sketch Challenge. Be sure to take a moment to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects .
Here is the sketch we had to work from.

Here is my card for today using this sketch.

I started by adhering a panel of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and a panel of Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper to a Mint Macaron mat using Stampin’ Seal.  I wrapped a piece of the Mint Macaron 1/2″ Basket Weave Ribbon, from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, around the panel and tied a knot.

On a small panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Love of Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink.  I cut the sentiment out using one of the ovals from the Layering Ovals Dies.  I cut a label from panel of Early Espresso cardstock using the Hippo & Friends Dies and adhered the oval to the center using Stampin’ Seal.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock I stamped 6 leaves and 4 acorns from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Photopolymer Stamp Set .  I stamped the acorn outline images in Early Espresso Ink, the acorn top in Early Espresso Ink, stamped off once, and the acorn bottom in Crumb Cake Ink.  I stamped the leaf outline images in Cajun Craze Ink and the inside of the leaves in Cajun Craze Ink, stamped off once.  I punched all the leaves and acorns out using the Autumn Punch Pack.  I adhered the leaves and acorns to the sentiment using Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I adhered the card front to an Early Espresso card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Love of Leaves stamp set in Early Espresso Ink in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I adhered the leaves and acorns that I stamped and punched from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set on either side of the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I adhered the Very Vanilla panel to a Mint Macaron mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Early Espresso card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the leaf image from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set across the bottom of the envelope front in Cajun Craze Ink and the inside of the leaves in Cajun Craze Ink stamped off once.  I adhered a panel of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you liked my card and will give it a try. Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop through all our projects today. If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go to Amy’s page. Or you can just click on the names below to go directly to all the blogs! Happy Hopping!!

Akiko Sudano: Not hopping this week
Karen Ksenzakovic: You Are Here


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Early Espresso Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″), 3″ X 2″ (sentiment mat)
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock 2 – 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front mat and inner liner mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 5″ X 3″ (sentiment, leaves and acorns), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper 1 1/2″ X 5 1/4″ (card front panel), 2 1/2″ X 6″ (piece for envelope flap)
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper 2 1/4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front panel)


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