Hello Honey Bee friends! I love it when I can combine new products, like the beautiful Fall Foliage Frame stamps, Honey Cuts and Layering Stencils, with previously release products! I’ve added in the Lovely Layers: Maple Leaf and the A7 Double Stitched Frames Honey Cuts for a gorgeous autumn card!
I made the A7 card base from 80# Neenah cardstock. Then I trimmed some gold metallic cardstock to 6-¾” x 4-¾”. Next I die cut some woodgrain paper from the Grain and Grunge paper pad with the largest A7 Double Stitched Honey Cut. I adhered all of the layers to the card base with Bee Creative glue.
Then I used a sticky mat to hold my A7 piece of 80# Neenah. I began with the stencils from the Fall Foliage Layering stencil set and sponge daubers to add Distress Ink colors. I used Crackling Campfire, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber and Mowed Lawn.
I placed the cardstock, still on the sticky mat, into my MISTI. Then I positioned the Fall Foliage Frame stamp over the stenciled image. After treating the paper with an anti-static tool, I used Clear Embossing ink to stamp it a couple of times. I sprinkled on gold metallic embossing powder and heat set it.
To create my leaves, I misted watercolor cardstock with water, and then just dropped in various autumn colors of watercolor paints. Using a water sprayer for this is very handy! I misted it a bit more, used my heat tool to dry it, and continued to add colors until I was satisfied. Tip: The finished result may not look totally pleasing, but when you die cut the leaves, it will be beautiful! When my watercolored panel was dry, I die cut the solid Lovely Layers: Maple Leaf four times from my favorite spots on the watercolored panel. I die cut the top detail layer of the Lovely Layers: Maple Leaf four times from metallic gold cardstock. I used glue to adhere the layers together.
As you may be able to tell from the photos, I had also die cut the center of the frame out. After playing around with the card elements and sentiment from the Fall Foliage Frame stamp set, (embossed with gold metallic embossing powder and die cut with the coordinating dies) I decided I wanted that center piece! So I added foam tape to the back of the center to adhere it to the card. I used Bee Creative glue to adhere the elements to the card. A few gem stickers from the Spooktacular Gem Stickers set adds a bit more bling.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today, and have found some card making inspiration here! Thanks so very much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful, and crafty, day!