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Grateful for Fall!

Grateful for Fall!

Hello friends!  Vicki here again for Saturday's post!

I'm sure it's because of the excitement that Fall is on the way and probably because I'm excited about what Christopher has in store for us...(speaking of which, if you haven't seen his quick 10 minute video on the unboxing of this month's inspiration box, CLICK HERE to see it now!)  I was inspired to create with some Fall colors in mind with my card for today:

I pulled out the beautiful Golden Gourd embossing powder and knew that I wanted to heat emboss this stunning sentiment from the Grateful stamp set for my card.  I used a piece of Alabaster cardstock to heat set it on.  I used the Phonebook Surface ink and sponged around the panel.  I was surprised at how fall-like the color looked with this.

I wanted to add a bit of sparkle to it, so I took the embossing ink and rubbed it around the edges of the panel and heat some Vintage Sparkle embossing powder over it.  (Check out the photo below to see a closer look at the sparkle.)

I also wanted to do some foiling, so I took the Vintage Wallpaper-Foilable Washi Sheets and foiled on some Deco Foil Spring Green over it and then sponged on some more of the Phonebook surface ink and even heat embossed the edges with the Vintage Sparkle again.  

I decided to take some more of that Golden Gourd EP and heat set an entire 4" x 5.25" piece of Alabaster Cardstock to match up with my embossed sentiment and then I layered the foiled washi sheet strips over top of it and then mounted it over a top folding A2 sized Jurassic card base.  I've also mounted my embossed sentiment panel over a piece of this as well.

I used some foam tape to attached the panel over top and then added some die leaves that I sponged with inks and some gold sequins filled with glitter in the centers to finish off my card.

Here's a closer look at the heat embossed details of the sentiment, the background as well as the subtle sparkle around the edges.  I love the foiling with the sparkle as it adds a nice touch.

And here's another look at the details of the foiled washi strips in the background and some more of the heat embossed background.

Hope you've enjoyed my project today!  Thanks so much for hanging over here on the Brutus Monroe blog!

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