Saturday, October 22, 2011

Grace and Blessings


Here's another fall-themed card. I made the background using chalks - they are so easy to use for backgrounds because they blend so easily, and for fall the soft colors are just perfect. And, a touch of glitter is always fun - this card uses "embossing glitter" which lets you add glitter in a very precise amount and location.

Grace and Blessings


Note: Finished card size is 5" x 7"


Early Espresso (SU!)7" x 10", score at 5", and
4" x 6", and
small scraps
Kraft (SU!)4 3/4" x 6 3/4"
Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K)4" x 6"


Early Espresso (SU!)
Soft Suede (SU!)
Versamark (Tsukineko)


HCPC 3434 Book Frame 2 PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3433 Book Frame 1 PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3332 Oak Leaf Background PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3330 Elegant Autumn Swirl PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)


Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Labels 7 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)
Chalk (Koss)
Prong pick-up tool (Excel)
Cotton pom-poms
Versamark pen (Tsukineko)
Embossing glitter (PK Glitz)
Heat gun
Zip-Dry glue
ATG (Scotch)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)



Cut brown card stock to 7" x 10", score at 5", and fold.


Cut kraft card stock to 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" (I used kraft, but since you are covering it completely with color you could use white or ivory). Stamp the oak leaf backgroun in brown ink - you'll have to stamp twice to cover the mat. Use the chalk applicator to apply yellow/orange/rust/brown colors to create an autumn background.


Stamp the book image on brown card stock using brown ink, and cut it out using the largest Label 7 die. Stamp the book on ivory paper using brown ink and cut out the pages part of book image. Using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position it, stamp the music in lighter brown ink across the pages. Mount the pages on the brown book die cut.


Stamp the swirl on the upper part of the mat in Versamark ink, and heat emboss with embossing glitter - I used "Honeycomb" color. Now stamp the swirl in Versamark ink onto the book - just let the bottom portion of the swirl be on the upper part of the book. Heat emboss with the same glitter powder.Mount the book onto the mat, lining up the swirls so that it looks like a single image. Stamp the swirl in Versamark onto dark brown paper, and heat emboss with the same glitter powder. Cut out the leaves, and glue the leaves onto the matching leaves on the mat and book. Mount the mat/book onto the front of the card.


Cut/emboss a Label 4 die using dark brown card stock. Use the Versamark pen to ink the edge of the die cut, then heat emboss with the glitter powder. Stamp the sentiment on ivory paper. Cut the sentiment out with the small Label 10 die. Mount the sentiment onto the brown Label 4 die cut, and mount on the lower right corner of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

Helen said...

Oh this card is lovely! The chalk colored background is so soft and adds so much to the overall card. I also like the embossed glitter - very nice touch!

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