Oct 3, 2018

Hello Fall

Hello everyone!  I'm Kristina Hein and I'm here with my very first post as a Dies R Us Design Team member.  I am oh so EXCITED to be here!  I'm going to jump right on in.

I absolutely love fall.  The colors, the smells, the weather...just about everything!  The funny thing is, I rarely make a fall themed card.  Now I have the perfect reason.

I knew I wanted to use leaves and fall colors (of course) so I went through my Distress Oxide inks to find just the right colors.  I ended up using Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs and Dusty Concord.  I started with a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and traced outlines of the dies I wanted to use.  These particular dies are Layering Leaves by Concord & 9th.  I carefully sponged on the colors to the paper randomly and then ran them through my Big Shot.

I also wanted to give them a little something extra so I added metallic gold paint splatters.  Here they are laid out to dry.

While they were drying, I began to work on the card base.  I cut out another piece of Bristol cardstock with a rectangle die from Lawn Fawn.  I then used three of the Distress Oxide colors and the gold metallic to add splatters all over it.

I cut a white strip of paper, a little bigger than 1" x 4 1/4", and cut it with the same rectangle dies.  I wanted the vertical edges of the strip to have the same stitch detail as the card base.  From there I just started playing around with the layout of the leaves, cutting, moving and so on until I got them just right.  I glued them in place with a Zig 2-Way Glue pen.

Trying to show off that gold!!

For my sentiment, I used another Lawn Fawn die.  It is the Happy Fall Line Border die.  I wanted it to be in gold.  I smooshed Versamark ink all over another strip of paper, added gold embossing powder and heated it until all melted.  I carefully adhered it with a Zig 2-Way Glue pen.  I then glued the white strip over the leaves.  Then the whole white piece was glued onto an A2 sized card base.

For my finishing touch I added a few dots of Nuvo drops using Bottle Green, Ripened Pumpkin and Plum Pudding.

I hope you liked today's card!  See you again soon.

~Kristina H

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  1. Beautiful! The gold accents add an element of elegance! Love it!

  2. WOW What a fabulous design! I love it!! Awesome inspiration ... thanks!

  3. Great ideas with the gold touches, metallic splatter and peeking leaves! Fab inspiration Teamie.

  4. Your leaves are so pretty and your card is gorgeous!


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