vintage_leaves_fms205We made this very pretty fall card at the last stamp club meeting. I pulled together a couple of challenges and a technique that was featured at the Stampin' Up! Convention when I designed this card. I wanted to do a fall card that featured this fantastic stamp set and die bundle, and I intentionally didn't use a sentiment on the front so that the card could be used for any purpose. I think that the stamp club had fun with this one!

First I started with the sketch to the right. I created the card in time to participate in the challenge when it was live, but I dilly-dallied in getting it posted so I missed the deadline. Ok – to be perfectly honest, I had the wrong date in my head as the deadline, so I didn't post as quickly as I needed to. I think it's still a great sketch and I'm happy to show it here – perhaps it will inspire you to create a pretty banner card.

Next I looked at various fall-like color schemes on my favorite color combination site. I'm not sure how I missed this color combo before, but I really love it for a fall looking card. Dusty Durango isn't a color that's available any more, but I substituted our perfect fall color – Cajun Craze – instead. Isn't this color scheme just perfect for a fall themed card?

Last, but certainly not least, I taught the club gals a cool technique that was shown at the Stampin' Up! Convention this last July. I wasn't able to attend the event, but the company very thankfully live streamed and recorded several of the main sessions so that all of the demonstrators could feel (at least a little bit) like they were there. This technique is to add some splops (an Andrea term) of glitter over a project. As always, the picture doesn't give the glitter effect justice when compared with seeing it in real life. Anyhow, here is how you can create this random glitter look:

  1. Put a bit of Tombow Multipurpose Glue on a cleanable surface – I used the Stampin' Up! silicone pad.
  2. Add some water from an Aqua Painter and mix it up so that it is almost milky in texture.
  3. Load up the Aqua Painter brush with some of the mixture and flick it onto your project. Do this a few times to get several small specks on your project.
  4. Sprinkle Stampin' Up glitter over the project and shake the excess off.
  5. You will have glitter in varying size splops on your card. Allow it to dry and enjoy!

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