Happy Saturday, my stamping friends! I'm excited to share my card on the Brutus Monroe blog this morning as we continue to feature our Fall Favorites! There are so many things to love about fall, especially in beautiful Vermont where the foliage changes to brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow! Today's card showcases those colors via the luscious Surface Inks; Zest, Wagon, Suede and Terracotta plus a little of the beautiful Sage! Each one of these velvety chalk inks wonderfully represents the colors of fall!
I had no specific design in mind as I began this card and it always fascinates me to see what develops as I begin! For my first step I embossed a piece of watercolor card stock with my Vintage Tapestry folder then just rubbed the various shades of color onto the raised surface! That was easy and fun! I knew I was going to gold-emboss some leaves so I also rubbed a little embossing ink randomly around the panel, sprinkled on Gilded Embossing Powder and then set it with the heat gun. I love the little bit of shine it created!
After cutting down the panel with Stitched Rectangle dies, I attached it to a layer of Copper Glitterstock to add another shade of shine! I heat-embossed Papertrey Ink's leaves from their Meadow Greens set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Setting those aside, I then heat-embossed in gold the sentiment from Brutus Monroe's Super Sentimental onto a strip of vellum.
To assemble my card, I mounted my embossed and Glitterstock layers to a card base of Terracotta, then attached my vellum strip with a couple of jeweled brads which I colored with a Copic marker to get the exact shade I wanted! Lastly, I tucked in a couple of the embossed leaves behind the vellum and VOILA! Done! I actually can't stop looking at all the colors on my background!! This card really makes me happy!! Take a look around Brutus Monroe's website and see if there's anything there that'll make YOU happy!! :D