Hi everyone! It’s Bobbi from BobbiHartDesign.com. I’m sharing a fall-themed, textural card today using the Acorn Sisters stamp set and some NEW background stencils by Honey Bee Stamps. While this set is not new to Honey Bee, it is new to me. I saw this cute image and just had to have it. Plus, I’m just loving these new background stencils from the Season to Sparkle Holiday release. To make this card, I used the following Honey Bee products (click to see each product):
- – Acorn Sisters stamp set
- – Salvaged Brick Background Stencil
- – Shiplap Siding Background Stencil
- – River Rock Background Stencil
- – Neenah 80lb. Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
- – Detail Blender Brushes
To create this 5″ X 7″ portrait-oriented card, I started by stamping and coloring the Acorn Sisters using my Copic Sketch Markers on a 4-1/2″ wide X 4-3/4″ piece of white cardstock. I colored the entire area behind the image in gray using Copic W5 and W3 markers.
I stenciled brick behind the trio by layering the Salvaged Brick Stencil over the image and coloring only the bricks that fall within the background areas.
The various sizes of the blender brushes really helps – especially getting in those smaller areas on the background. The best part is there is no masking required to do this step!
To create the brick archway, I applied a layer of Textured Embossing Paste over the stencil that was layered on a 5″ X 6″ piece of warm gray cardstock. I used a circle die in my cutting machine, carefully positioning my cutting plates so that the machine would only cut half of the die shape for a semi-circle. To finish the arched opening, I cut in a straight line, up both sides to the start of the semi-circle. I added Ranger Distressed inks in Straw, Black Soot and Hickory Smoke over the top and edges of the textural brick to “messy and age” the entry. I added black craft foam to the back of the arch to create dimension around the sisters. To do this, I used a colored pencil to trace the design and then I fussy cut it out, cutting just inside the lines so that the foam is smaller than the cardstock design.
Next, I used the Shiplap Siding Stencil to create the background building that is layered behind the arch entry. I used the same distressed inks on this piece as the arch as well as some shading of the siding lines using Copic W3 marker.
I added a “stoop” using cool grey shades to separate and complement the warm brick walls. The phrase was embossed in white over the stoop riser. The shiplap background, arched entry and the sisters image were all assembled together, layering and adhering them on top of each other as shown.
Next, I used the River Rock Background Stencil to create a walkway leading up to the stoop and arch. I used my blending brushes to apply Hickory Smoke to the warm gray cardstock. Later, I added more dimension by layering more colors over each rock and applying some simple shading, too.
Every home needs some fall decorations on the stoop and walkway. I added three pumpkins and colorful leaves to the card front. I also stamped “Blessings” on white cardstock, fussy cut around the letters and attached right below the stoop with some dimensional foam tape to complete the phrase and card.
I hope this card finds you in a happy, fall state-of-mind! Thanks for stopping by today. You can find me everyday on my blog at BobbiHartDesign.com, Instagram as @BobbiHartDesign and on Facebook as BobbiHartDesign.
Bobbi Hartmann Lemanski, Bobbi Hart♥ Design, Adding h♥art into every design