Hi Sweet friends,
I have 2 really fun fall projects along with a designers tip to share with you today. I have chosen the Falling Leaves bundle from the Holiday 2018 catalog as our focus this week. Want daily inspiration? Make sure to visit my melaniesmithstamps facebook page.
The rich colors of fall are upon us and Stampin’ Up! coordinating papers and inks are perfect for all of your fall projects.
This first card was a swap card I received from Marcia Gay.
The focus here is this beautiful Maple stamp from the Falling Leaves stamp set.
Falling Leaves Stamp & Die Bundle
Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Mango Melody, and Pumpkin Pie ink pads
Papers in Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Fresh Fig & Basic Black ink Pads
Country Lane Designer Paper
3/16″ Braided Linen Trim
Here is a closer look at the focal leaf.
For this next project I have designed this more detailed design mixing layers with dies to create a richly textured card.
Designers Tip: make more out of your dies by getting tricky. The border die in this set is designed for a A2 vertical card but I wanted to make a horizontal card so I just snipped the border and covered up the missing space with my focal.
I even used a scrap for my sentiment (wink wink). I believe in getting the most out of your money so will share tips like this from time to time to help you use your beloved products. Ever have any questions or stuck with something. Simply message me and I would be happy to help.
Here is a close up of my leaf. I used a sponge and sponged the leave to give it a weathered look.
Thank you for stopping by today. Check back each Tuesday & Thursday for more projects or simply add your email to the email sign up along the side bar to be added. Hugs, Melanie