The theme for Simon Says Stamp’s Flickr Challenge #30 is “Fallin’ for Fall”. Any project that creates the feel and look of Autumn is appropriate for this challenge.
My project attempts to capture the rich golden tones of Autumn with the used of metallic cardstock. I associate autumn colors with metals such as copper and bronze. I love the rich tones of these metals and how they complement the colors in the changing leaves and other foliage.
I used the inlay die-cut technique for this card. I cut the Maple Leaf Corner die from copper metallic cardstock and used the outlined image in copper to frame distress water colored images. The inlaid leaves were die cut from watercolor card stock and colored using Distress Inks.
I die cut the world “hello” three times, using the same copper metallic cardstock and then layered the hellos on top of each other to give dimension to the sentiment. The small stamped word ‘fall’ was stamped in a deep, rich orange ink and die cut using a small rectangle die.
Have a colorful and golden fall!
Supplies used in making this project:
Dies: Simon Says Stamp: Maple Leaf Corner die, Painted Hello die; My Favorite Things Die-namics: Label Tapes die.
Stamps: Essentials by Ellen: Autumn Acorns (word “FALL”)
Embossing Folders: Lifestyle Crafts : Diagonal Stripe
Inks: Papertrey Ink: Terracotta Tile (sentiment “FALL”); Distress Inks: Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo.
Cardstock: Neenah Classic Cream; Papertrey Ink: Terracotta Tile; Stardream Metallic Cardstock: Copper; Neenah Solar White 110#; Ranger Distress watercolor Cardstock.