Hello crafty friends! I hope you all are doing well! Today, I want to share with you a fall themed card using the new Evergreens background stamp from Simon Hurley create. While I was making this card, I was thinking of the nice breeze that fall time brings, plus the changing of the colors of trees. I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much as I did while I was making the card.
Step 1: Create an A2 card base out of Stark White Cardstock. Cut the 8½ x 11 cardstock down to 4¼ x 11. Then score at 5½. Cut another piece out of Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Cardstock Black Matte measuring about 4 x 5¼ (or 1/8 in smaller on each side) to be your front panel. On a separate piece of Stark White Cardstock use a circle die to die cut a piece.
Step 2: On the front panel piece, stamp the Evergreens background stamp with Emboss It Clear Ink Pad. Then, sprinkle (using your fingers if you can) some Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder on the trees. Next, cover it with Clear Embossing Powder and heat emboss the background.
Step 3: Peel apart one of the strips from the Evergreens background stamp and mount it on an acrylic block. Then use one of the Simon Hurley create. ink pads to stamp the images onto masking paper. Then trim with scissors or with a cutting machine.
Step 4: On the circle die cut, stamp one of the strips from the Evergreens background stamp 3 times – each time using a different fall color. I chose to use Bee Sting first, then Guppy, and finally Slippery When Wet.
Step 5: Next, use the Scene Maker stencil to add some grass to the circle die cut using Sike! and Overzealous ink pads.
Step 6: Use the masked paper that we stamped in step 3 to mask the trees on the circle die cut. Then ink blend the background with No Diving, Crown Me, and Midnight Snack ink pads. Next, splatter some gold watercolor to add some stars to the background.
Step 7: On a separate piece of Stark White Cardstock, stamp one of the bears, the honey pot, and the tree stump images from the Bestest Friends stamp set with Black Soot Archival Ink. Then heat emboss the images with clear embossing powder. Then trim the images.
Step 8: Color the bear image with Cookie Dough and Grrr! Ink Pads using Ranger Artist Brushes #2 and #6.
Step 9: Color the tree stump image with Weeping Willow Ink Pad using Ranger Artist Brushes #6.
Step 10: Color the honey pot image with Slippery When Wet and Guppy Ink Pads using Ranger Artist Brushes #2.
Step 11: On a piece of Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Cardstock Black Matte, heat emboss one of the sentiments from the Bold Bouquet stamp set using Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.
Step 12: Use Wendy Vecchi Perfect Card Adhesive to glue the black matte front panel onto the card base.
Step 13: Add adhesive foam to the stamped images and sentiment strip. Then tape them to the front panel.
Step 14: Your card is ready to be sent to a loved one to remind them how thankful you are for them being in your life!