Gorgeous Leaves

I have a bad habit of waiting until the last moment to make cards for special occasions. My husbands birthday earlier this month is a perfect example. I made this card the evening before his birthday, so I wanted to create a card quickly and without a lot of fuss. The Gorgeous Leaves stamp set was the perfect choice. The stamps are great on their own if you don’t want to use the Intricate Leaves Dies.

Once I decided on which stamp set to use it was time to decide on the colors to use. I love the colors of the leaves as they change in the fall. The tree right outside my window has a variation of red, orange and yellow leaves, so that was my inspiration for the color choice.

To start, I used the stamp with the splotches from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set in Crumb Cake. Next, I stamped the leaves on top of the splotches. I started with the leaf in the center in Merry Merlot, then added the leaf in Pumpkin Pie and Bumblebee.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Peaceful Moments stamp set, I love the fonts in this set. Using the Message die, I die cut a set of blank labels with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine on Very Vanilla cardstock, so that I have multiple blank labels to use later. I picked a label that would fit the sentiment and stamped it in Merry Merlot. Putting the card together i used Stampin’ Dimensionals for all the layers.

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Gorgeous Leaves Card Measurements:

  • Very Vanilla Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Very Vanilla layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Happy Stamping!

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