Hey there. I don’t know about you but I absolutely love fall. The crunch of the leaves, the crispness in the air (no humidity) and the smell of pumpkin spice. These loves go hand in hand with some of the So Suzy Stamps being released for September. This month I had to go with the fall leaves sentiment for Happiness is…
I really wanted to find a way to incorporate the new metal ATC’s that Suzy has, I’ve been anxious to play with them. I used the Stayz-On Midi colors Ganache and Orange Zest, then sponged them on using InkBlushers in a pouncing motion to kind of blend them. I did two since this was the first time using them. That way I could mess one up and still have another. On one I masked where I would put the leaves and on the other I did the whole front, not masking anything. You can see the colors better in this close up.
While it is brown and orange you can see there is still a shine to it. I really liked the way it catches the light. Once I inked it I set it aside to dry and after it dried I put the finish stuff on it so it would keep things from becoming muddled.
I used the line leaf stamps (1, 2 & 3) and different colors (all listed below) to make ‘fall’ leaves. I started with an A2 size brown card front and a piece of Everyday Enchantment striped paper on the front. Where the paper met I put cream color ribbon across and attached on the back using tear and tape adhesive. Then I attached the metal ATC using glue dots. I picked 3 leaves of different shapes and colors and again used glue dots to adhere those to the ATC. I used dimensionals on the rest to give it depth and randomly placed the leaves on the bottom. I stamped ‘Happiness is…’ in St Valentine red and used dimensionals to put it over the leaves on the ATC.
On the inside is where I pulled in the fall leaves sentiment. I also had a few leaves left over that would not fit on the front so I used them on the inside. I stuck everything down using glue dots.
Then the finished product…ta-da
DON’T FORGET!!!! The contest is still going on between the design team members. You can get 20% off all stamps at So Suzy Stamps using the code AmyD20. As a bonus, anyone that places an order using my code will get a gift from me. No, I am not above bribery. 🙂 You can go directly to Suzy’s by clicking the link on the left of my blog. Please please please!!! Yes, I will beg too. lol
Be sue to join the challenge over at So Suzy’s this month. The theme this month is ‘Happiness is…’.
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