I’ve lived almost all of my life in Southern California and we DO NOT have fall. So I never understood all the cards with a fall color palette. Then I went to Missoula, Montana in October, and while the colors were not fully developed, I saw enough to understand how beautiful they are. And because of that, I finally ordered the Petals and Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper. It is AMAZING.
- Card layers:
- Delightful Dijon case base cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″
- Very Vanilla layer is cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Soft Suede layer is cut to 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
- Designer Series Paper is cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Soft Suede is cut to 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Designer Series Paper is cut to 2 1/2″ x 4″
- Soft Suede Layer is cut to 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″
- Designer Series paper is cut to 3″ x 3″
- I know there are a lot of layers (!) But I felt that every layer was necessary to do justice to the colors in the pattern paper. I originally did not have the Very Vanilla layer but when I layered the sentiment layer on top of the card, it was just too bright. The Very Vanilla in the Designer Series Paper is muted. So to compensate, I added the VV layer and now everything is balanced!
- The sentiment from the Paisleys & Posies Photopolymer Stamp Set is so simple and graphic, it really plays off of the striped DSP nicely. I used my MISTI to stamp. I stamped the top image onto a piece of acetate, then set the acetate over my Very Vanilla piece of card stock. I lined the image up and stamped it in Delightful Dijon, then moved the Very Vanilla card stock up until I had the second image lined up. I removed the acetate, stamped the image in Cajun Craze and then repeated the process, stamping the last image in Soft Suede.
- I confess, I bought the Paisleys & Posies Bundle because of this leaf die. Isn’t is stunning in Cajun Craze? Jumps right off the card!! I die cut the leaf twice and then used my fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the two layers together, as well as adhere the leaf to the card. Love, love, love it.
- I played around with the ribbons, adding and subtracting the Rich Razzleberry ribbon. I hadn’t used it anywhere else on the card so wasn’t quite sure it fit, but in the end, I loved it and it had to stay.
- I added Rich Razzleberry to the overall design by using the color in the envelope liner. I think the three patterns are fantastic together.
- I also added Rich Razzleberry on the inside of the card as well. Soft Suede for the sentiment, Delightful Dijon and Cajun Craze for the leaves, which mimic the die cut leaf on the front.
I am OVER THE MOON for this card. The colors, the patterns, the stamps and dies, and the ribbons. WOW. What a great suite of products. And I almost didn’t buy them. Crazy.
Here is the view from my mom’s balcony in Missoula, Montana that changed the way I look at fall:
I came across the layout I used here today in the current challenge from the Global Design Project challenge. I’m sneaking in under the wire but thankful to be able to play along!!
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have been inspired to get inky!!