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Golden Autumn Leaves Card

Good morning, crafters!  This is Cynthia for the Kat Scrappiness Design Team, and I’m bringing you a fun Autumn project today featuring some beautiful new items. I’ve used the Kat Scrappiness Crafters Essentials FALL die set, and the lovely Happy Fall Y’All stamp set to create my card.  Follow along with me and I will walk you through the steps to create this project for yourself.

 

My first step was to cut my background panel using this gorgeous cover-plate die featuring a leaf cutout and stitched detailing.  I used a rich red card stock over a kraft card base for warm and toasty colors.  I also sponged the edges of my background with some Memento Rich Cocoa ink to add even more warmth to the design.  If you’ve never sponged your edges, I really encourage you to give it a try – you can use any color you want, and it really makes your layers pop!

 

Next, I used the die to cut out some leaves.  I used more kraft card stock, this time covered in a layer of double-sided tape.  I made sure that the tape was on top of my leaves because of the foiling I’m going to do.  These pretty leaves can be cut for many different projects.  I’ve seen one of our designers make a wreath with them and it’s beautiful!

 

I carefully removed the release paper from the stick tape, then used some gilding flakes to cover the fronts of my leaves.  This happens to be the Cosmic Shimmer “Red Blaze” flakes that I used, but there are many choices you could make here – including using foil sheets.  I am just in love with these particular flakes and all of their rich colors, so it was a perfect choice for this project.  A word of warning:  these flakes get EVERYWHERE!  Please make sure your window is closed, no fans are blowing, and you don’t breathe directly on the flakes.  I worked carefully on a sheet of typing paper to contain the pieces, and then tapped the excess back into the jar when I was done.

 

Once the flakes were burnished (I just rubbed them with my fingertip), I nestled one of them back into the die cut opening and added the other two.  These were popped up slightly on some thin foam squares to add a touch of dimension.  Don’t you just love all the colors?  I could cover the whole dang card with these flakes! Luckily, I restrained myself and left plenty of room for some stamping  🙂

 

This lovely quotation stamp is from Kat’s Happy Fall Y’All stamp set, and I thought it was perfect for this card.  I stamped it in VersaMark embossing ink and used a fine detail gold powder I had in my stash.  I also took one of the leaf stamps from the same set and added a couple of them to frame my sentiment.  I think the gold powder stands out beautifully on this dark red card stock, and it looks great with the colorful leaves.

 

And here is my finished card.  I am so happy with the way this turned out!  I think it’s simple but elegant, and I hope that you like it, too.  Both the Happy Fall Y’All stamp set and the Crafters Essentials FALL die set are available now in the Kat Scrappiness shop, and I’ve included a shopping link below.  Don’t forget to use your coupon code “CYNTHIA10” to get 10% off your entire order, including these new items.  Have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you all again soon!

 

Kat Scrappiness shop

 

 

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