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My name is Natalie and I love anything to do with card/paper. I have been a papercrafter for many years now and I never get bored playing with all the wonderful products available. I've been married to my wonderful husband Nathan for 35years now and we are still very much in love with each other as the first day we met each other. We have 3 wonderful children and 5 gorgeous grandchildren so we have lots to be thankful for. Since joining Stampin' Up! in 2018 I've grown so much in confidence with myself and I even tackle technology, which for me is a huge step to have taken, but I'm getting there slowly.

Tuesday 27 October 2020

SUOC#261 - Autumn/Fall

Hello again and welcome to another SUO challenge, this time the theme is Autumn/Fall and I love this season with all the different beautiful colours of the leaves. So when I saw the theme I thought 'great let's get started'.....................

So the card I've made today is using the quilting/patchwork technique, which is a great technique to use when you have lots of pieces of dsp leftover that you just can't simply bare to waste........I know I can't.

Materials needed:

Cajun Craze cardstock

1pc - 5 1/2" x 11" scored on the longside at 5 1/2" this is the card base
Scrap pieces to die cut 2 x leaves

Very vanilla cardstock

2pc - 5 3/8" x 5 3/8" for the front and inside of card layers
Scrap pieces to die cut 4 x leaves
1pc - 3/4" x 3 7/8" for the sentiment banner

Mint macaron cardstock

Scrap pieces to die cut 4 x leaves

Early Espresso cardstock

1pc - 7/8" x 4" for the sentiment banner layer

Gilded gems

3 x small and 3 x large for front of card

Brass foil sheets

9pc - 1 11/16" x 1 11/16" for the front of card

Gilded Autumn speciality dsp

9pc - same sheet opposite sides 1 5/8" x 1 5/8" for the front of card
1 sheet with the leaves on to be punched out

Card recipe:

1. Cut, score and burnish the card base piece.
2. Cut out the very vanilla pieces, stamp the sentiment for the inside of the card and glue to the inside.

3. Cut out all of the brass foil and the dsp pieces of card. Using a take your pick tool and a pierce mat, pierce round all of the edges of the dsp pieces and then glue these pieces to the brass foil pieces, leaving the edges sticking up a bit.

4. Glue all of these squares to the very vanilla piece of cardstock that you've cut for the front of the card, making sure you leave an even border around all of them, and once dry glue this whole piece onto the front of the card flat.
5. Die cut all of the leaves and punch out all of the little elements that are needed for the front of card. Glue all of these bits onto the card, not completely flat leave them with the edges curled up so they look like they have just fallen and landed there.
6. Stamp the sentiment onto the very vanilla piece of card and punch the ends using the banner punch. Now cut the early espresso piece and again punch the ends, give the very vanilla piece a slight curl and then just glue the ends of it to the early espresso piece (this just gives more dimension to the card).
7. Place dimensionals onto each end of the sentiment banner and glue to the front of card.
8. Place the gems onto the card and that is the card finished.

Hope you like the card and give it a go yourself, it is fun using this technique and it's also satisfying to use up those bits of dsp that were just sitting around.

Thanks for hopping onto my blog and having a look, I really do appreciate it. Happy crafting and stay safe.
Big Crafty Hugs

Natalie xx

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  1. Natalie, what a gorgeous card, love the autumn colours and your layout is just fabulous :) x

    1. Thankyou so much Anne for your lovely comment I loved making this today and I do love all these colours together x

  2. Love this, Natalie - all the colors we love to see in Fall, and what a fun layout! Reminds me of our old inchie projects, lol. What a great way to fit in all the shapes and colors! Thanks so much for playing at SUO!

    1. Thankyou so much Heather it was a fun card to make x Natalie

  3. What a lovely card and a great way to show off all those lovely layers. Thanks for sharing with us at SUO this week.

    1. Many thanks Fiona im loving these papers and they're perfect for this theme x Natalie

  4. Natalie, this is stunning and I'm going to CASE it. So clever and a great technique that I neglect. Thank you so much for playing along with us at SUO Challenges. As always, we hope to see you for our next challenge!

    1. Thankyou so much Cindy love that you're going to case it. I love the challenges on SUO so will definitely be looking forward to the next one x Natalie