Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn Life is Better with You Friend Card

The Beautiful Autumn stamp set is gorgeous, with nature-inspired imagery and a coordinating punch pack. Instead of a fall themed card, I used the bundle to create a coloroful all occasion card.




CARD RECIPE


Ingredients

  • Stamp Set(s): Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set

  • Dies: Stitched Shapes Dies

  • Punches: Autumn Punch Pack - maple leaf punch and oak leaf punch

  • Cardstock: Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, and Whisper White

  • Designer Series Paper (DSP): Flowers for Every Season

  • Ink Pads: Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, VersaMark

  • Embossing Powder: White

  • Embellishments: 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots, Bumblebee Ribbon

  • Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

  • Other: pencil and eraser

Tools

  • Basic Supply Kit: Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips

  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (die cutting machine)

  • Heat Tool

  • Optional: Stamparatus, Take Your Pick


TECHNIQUES

  • Two-Step Stamping

  • Stamping Off / Generation Stamping

MEASUREMENTS

  • Card Base: Magenta Madness 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”

  • Mat Layer: Flowers for Every Season DSP 5 ½” x 4”

  • Top Layer: Whisper White 5 ½” x 3”

  • Sentiment: Misty Moonlight 2 ¼” x 3”

  • Stamping Cardstock: Whisper White ~ 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”

  • Optional Inside Layer: Whisper White 5 ¼” x 4”


INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLY


Prepare Your Cardstock

  • Cut/trim/score all cardstock and DSP as described above

Sentiment

  • Die cut Misty Moonlight cardstock with the second largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies

  • Stamp sentiment from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp set with VersaMark ink

  • Cover stamped sentiment with white embossing powder; tap off excess powder

  • Emboss sentiment with the Heat Tool

  • Position the oval die cut sentiment piece on the Whisper White top layer, centered vertically and horizontally; using a pencil, lightly trace the oval to serve as a guide for stamping and attaching die cut leaves

Stamping and Punching the Maple & Oak Leaves

  • Stamp the outline stamp of the maple leaf in Just Jade ink four (4) times

  • Ink the maple leaf filler stamp in Just Jade ink, stamp off once on scrap paper, then stamp the 2nd generation on top of the leaves; repeat to fill in all leaves

  • Stamp the outline stamp of the oakleaf in Magenta Madness ink two (2) times

  • Ink the oak leaf filler stamp in Magenta Madness ink, stamp off once on scrap paper, then stamp the 2nd generation on top of the leaves; repeat to fill in all leaves

  • Punch out each leaf with the coordinating punch


Stamping Leaves on Top Layer

  • Stamp the outline stamp of the long stem of leaves in Misty Moonlight ink on the left and right side of the traced oval

  • Ink the long stem of leaves filler stamp in Misty Moonlight ink, stamp off once on scrap paper, then stamp the 2nd generation on top of the leaves; repeat to fill in the opposite side

  • Ink the small single leaf in Just Jade and stamp two leaves on the underside of the long stem of leaves on the left side

  • Ink the small single leaf in Just Jade and stamp two leaves above the long stem of leaves on the right side


DECORATING THE TOP LAYER

  • Gently erase the pencil line

  • Adhere one oak leaf on the bottom left between the two small leaves with liquid glue

  • Adhere one oak leaf on the top right, between the small leaf and the stem of leaves with liquid glue

  • Adhere two maple leaves on the right side with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

  • Tie a bow with the Bumblebee ribbon and adhere to the left side with Mini Glue Dots

  • Adhere the remaining two maple leaves to the back of the sentiment layer with liquid glue

  • Adhere the sentiment layer with Stampin' Dimensionals

  • Decorate with Magenta Madness enamel dots


PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

  • Adhere the top layer to the Flowers for Every Season DSP layer with liquid glue

  • Adhere the Flowers for Every Season DSP to the card base with liquid glue

  • Optional: adhere the inside panel of Whisper White cardstock to the inside of the card and decorate as desired


The project is complete!

If you come across any errors in my ingredients and recipe, please let me know so I can amend my post.

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