Every year, it seems like summer hangs around forever. And then – poof! – it’s gone and fall is here. Leaves have gone from all green with just a touch of orange, yellow, and auburn to glorious fall colors, and temperatures are magically 20 degrees lower. It’s like one night autumn waved a glorious, multi-colored shawl to chase summer away, then spread it over the trees. I was ready for cooler temperatures, and I love the fall leaves, but I really wasn’t ready to give up my flip flops yet. My feet always feel like they’re suffocating the first few weeks I have to wear shoes again.
In honor of fall, we made a card in classes this month using the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set and the Stamparatus.
First, I inked the leaf stamp from the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set using Mango Melody Ink and stamped it onto a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I repeated that two more times. Because I used the Stamparatus, each time I stamped the leaf it was in the same place on the card stock.
After I had a good leaf base, I inked the stamp one last time (without stamping yet) and used a Blending Brush to add some Cajun Craze ink to the edges of the stamp. Then I stamped onto the Very Vanilla Cardstock.
I used Mossy Meadow ink to add the sentiment (also from the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set), then embossed with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder. Both the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set and Leaf Fall Embossing Folder are from the July-December Mini Catalog.
I adhered the stamped layer to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Cajun Craze Cardstock, then to a Mango Melody card base. Finally, I added a few 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds to the corner of the card.
These all turned out so lovely in class. Just remember that since this is a DistINKtive stamp set, you’ll get various depths of color from one inking. You don’t want to be too heavy handed when you add the Cajun Craze, because the edges of the stamp are already a little darker. And remember, you can always add more ink, but it’s really hard to take some away! And, of course, the Stamparatus makes adding more ink a breeze.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
Your card is very pretty. I love the colors of the leaf!
Thanks, Susan! Very quick and simple card.
This is my favourite kind of card! Gorgeous rich, glowing colours, coordinated embossing (love that EF!) and just a hint of glimmer in the embellishments. happy sigh Thanks for sharing, Buffy!
Thanks, Deborah! This is becoming one of my favorite stamps, I think!