Vintage Leaves Masculine Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am taking a break from Halloween cards because a masculine birthday card is needed for one of my family members.  I never seem to have enough of these so I should really make them more often.  I wanted this one to look very Fallish since the individual’s birthday is right in the middle of Fall.

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To make this card I started with a base of Dapper Denim cardstock.  I layered that with a very thin layer of Soft Suede cardstock and stamped some of the Vintage Leaves with Versamark.  Then I worked on the top layer of the card by stamping a random background on Tip Top Taupe cardstock.  To do this I used mostly the Timeless Texture stamps, however I also pulled in one from the Ghoulish Grunge stamp set! The colors I used are Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede inks.  Once I had the background look I liked, I then used a sponge dauber to sponge in Crumb Cake across the whole card.  I feel like this gives it an aged look.   When I had all my stamping images I liked, I used versamark to stamp the leaves and ink splatters.  Then I added Copper Embossing Powder to that and heat set it.  I sure do love this Copper Embossing Powder! I decided to also emboss my sentiment and keep it a tone on tone look.  Once I had the front all finished I layered the stamped paper with Rich Razzleberry and added Dapper Denim ribbon to finish it off.  Once I had my idea it didn’t long to make this card so give it a try!

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I hope you are enjoying this fall season.  I have not yet made it to a pumpkin patch, but I hope to get there soon!

~Kristal

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A French County version of Vintage Leaves from Stampin’ Up!

Happy Tuesday Crafty Folks!

I just finished a super fun card class last night making beautiful fall color themed projects.  For the card I am sharing today the same stamps were used but with a totally different look!

Stampin' Up Vintage Leaves

Do you think I am correct in calling this a French County look?  That is what it made me think of when I saw it!

Now I need to give credit where it is due because I was totally inspired by another stamper to make this card.  Her name is Kristin and here is her beautiful card:

Stampin' with Kristin Inspiration photo

You can see more about her creation by checking out her website at http://kristinstamps.typepad.com/elmerstamper/ or you can just click on the picture to get the details of how she made her card.  Thanks for the inspiration Kristin!

To make my card I used Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Tip Top Taupe inks.  I used the Crumb cake paper as my card base and then stamped that color again onto Whisper White with the Hardwood Stamp  for the background. There is also a faint background directly behind the leaves you can just barely see. That was stamped with the You’ve Got This background stamp with Versamark. I added in Sahara Sand lace Ribbon and tied up the leaves with the super fine Gold Metallic Thread.  To finish it off I added little dabs of glue with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and glittered up the dots with Gold Glitter.  I chose to make this card without a sentiment so I could be free to use it for many occasions.

I hope you like both my creation and the inspiration card. Have you tried making fall cards with non-traditional colors?  If not you should give it a try to see what you come up with!

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Hope you are having a great week so far and I will try to post more creations again soon!

~Kristal

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