Sorry for yelling. I just can't believe how quickly this year is going. Even the long, hot summer is over, and all-too-soon we will be seeing the colors of Autumn. I have another Card A Day Blog design for you today. As you might already have guessed, our weekly theme is 'Autumn.' I had several ideas percolating in my brain for this theme, but I love tone-on-tone treatments, so that is the idea that won over all the others.
I started with a base of kraft card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11" or half an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet cut the long way to make a tall A2 standard sized card. That piece then needed to be scored and cut to make a step card with one step and a higher centerpiece. Here is your first view:
The cuts were made 1" from each long side and cut from 1" to 6 1/2". The center score was done at 5 1/2" and the side scores were made at 1", 2" and 6 1/2". I really like how the center lifts from the borders.
The side border pieces as well as the sentiment piece were cut from a golden paper which has a pretty sheen that, unfortunately, does not show up well in the photos. The centerpiece was cut from a sandy colored paper, and the mat from a darker mustard paper. By the way, these pieces were all scraps and I no longer remember where they came from.
I used Versamark to stamp the center image as well as the borders and greeting, and used a lovely golden embossing powder to highlight them.
Overall, this was a fairly quick and easy card to make and would be great when multiples are needed. It's a super design for any occasion.
Not too many extra details for you on this one. The stamps all came from TPC Studio: Autumn Harvest set and Patterned Borders. The embossing powder I used (and I really love this one) is Medieval Metals from Sweet Stamps.
Now I'm off to make a wedding card. I'll show it to you soon after the wedding which is this coming Saturday -- eek! only a couple of days away. I'd better get creating......................
Do remember to always keep your creative genius happy and well-fed!
Big HUGS to all!!