Thursday, August 2, 2012

Champagne Glimmer Pretty Die Cut Leaves

Oooh… did you see the NEW Champagne Glimmer Paper on page 18 of the new Holiday Mini Catalog???  It’s a page turning show stopper!!  LOL… and one of the must have’s on my demonstrator pre-order!!  So.. I just HAD to use it on one of this months’ First Wednesday Card Club projects!!  It’s only one of the parade of new mini catalog product featured on today’s card share!  Hope you like it.

If you have followed me for some time… you know that I love copper… LOL, I still have some brushed copper card stock in my stash and just may resurrect it for a pretty holiday card soon!!fall collage with champagne glimmer paper and slideSpeaking of Holiday cards… last year I got so carried away making Christmas cards that I almost completely by passed fall!  This card could easily be a thanksgiving or a thank you card with it’s great colors, don’t you think?

The colors used in today’s card were intentionally colors of fall leaves… crumb cake (DSP), bravo burgundy, tangerine (DSP) old olive, river rock and very vanilla card stock…mask the apothecary accents tabs, stamp and spongeThe Natural Composition Specialty Paper is almost as heavy as the Stampin’ Up! card stock… with a lot of body, it die cuts and embosses well too!  The woodgrain pattern is one of several in the DSP package found on page 162 of the Stampin Up! Catalog (the big book).

The very vanilla accent was masked along top and bottom most edges using post it notes and then stamped twice…. with the en francais stamp, and then flourish from the flowering flourishes stamp set! leaves die cut using autumn accents bigz dieThe leaves were die-cut using my big shot die-cutting machine and Autumn Accents Bigz Die.  When I die cut shimmer paper, the paper is placed smooth side (white side) against the cutting surface of the die… that way glimmer paper doesn’t get all over the surface of the die!

The edges of the two DSP die cut leaves were sponged using old olive ink and stampin’ sponge wedge then the trio was attached direct to paper (DTP) using liquid multipurpose glue.attach slide to card stock using two mini glue dotsThe acorn was sponged too… after coloring the stamp from Wonderfall using a crumb cake and chocolate chip marker.  I didn’t want a large margin around the acorn… so fussy cut with snips vs. using the bigz die.

Did you know that the new ribbon slides are double sided?  This side is more like a button with a contrasting metallic well… the other side is more rounded brushed metal the same color as the outer rim.  You can view another card utilizing the reverse side here:  Winter Memories Sled.

LOL… I was tempted to add a new Brushed Bronze Designer Button to the leaf collage… but had to stop somewhere!!  The buttons, on page 32 of the mini catalog are pretty… but even prettier in person… AND they look copper to me Smile

Off to my stampin’ room… I’ve got more holiday mini products that haven’t been touched yet and am still designing for the August 18th Christmas Card class too!

Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to reading your comments and hope you enjoyed today’s Champagne Glimmer Pretty Fall Card with Die Cut Leaves and Acorn!!



Shop my online stampin’ up store for supplies used in today’s..

Champagne Glimmer Pretty Die Cut Leaves and Fall Card

Stamps:  Flowering Flourishes, En Francais, Wonderfall* WM 128084 / CM 128087

Papers:  Natural Composition Specialty DSP 126917, Summer Smooches DSP 125409, Very Vanilla 101650, Champagne Glimmer Paper* 127885, River Rock 108640, Old Olive 100702, Bravo Burgundy 105123

Inks:  Crumb Cake 126975, Old Olive 126953

Terrific Tools:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003, Autumn Accents Bigz Die 127821, Argyle Folder 127750, Paper Snips 103579

Awesome Accessories:  Designer Ribbon Slide* 127834, stampin’ dimensionals 104430, Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon 122967, Stampin Sponge (Wedge) 101610

Techniques:  Big Shot, Die Cutting, Fussy Cutting, Layering, Collage, Masking, Sponging

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Cindy Ware said...

We made this card in stamp club yesterday w/Sharon and the shimmer paper leaves are way more beautiful in person than online. Thanks, Sharon!

Nmahler83 said...

WOW! What a pretty card! TFS! I am your newest follower via SC. Stop by and check out my blog if you get a chance!