Welcome to our Colour Your World Blog Hop where demonstrators from around the world share their creations using the monthly colour palette. Before I share my card today I'd like to ask that you keep one of our "hoppers" in your thoughts and prayers today and for the coming weeks. Sharlene Meyer is a demonstrator in New Zealand and her beautiful country was hit with a strong earthquake on the weekend.
Our palette this month is perfect for autumn cards. We have our Thanksgiving in Canada in October but I still thought I could use the Vintage Leaves stamp set to create a Thank You card. It could easily be used for American Thanksgiving coming up at the end of the month.
I used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits available as a new release this month. They are so popular that on November 21st the order number will be turned off until stock is replenished. So get them now!
The Stitched Shaped Framelits cut squares, ovals and circles and paper pierce them at the same time when you run them through your Big Shot. In an earlier post I showed you how to create a rectangle shape from a square. Here's the steps on how I created the piece for my sentiment.
- Stamp the sentiment on a scrap piece of cardstock.
- Place the square framelit on the stamped piece as shown in picture #2 and run it through the Big Shot.
- Picture #3 shows what the piece will look like after the first pass through the Big Shot.
- Position the framelit so the holes on the side match up and the bottom holes are on the bottom of the tag.
- Run it through the Big Shot a second time to cut out shape with the pierced holes.
- Voila – you now have a rectangle shape with the pierced holes.
I stamped two leaves from the Vintage Leaves stamp set, one in Real Red and the other in Garden Green. Then I added the other colours from the palette with a sponge, blending as I went along. I love how the images can be easily cut out with the matching Leaflets Framelits and the Big Shot.
I created the rustic bow with strands from the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon. Cut off one finished edge from the ribbon and gently pull on the strands to release them individually. Then I just wrapped them around my square frames and tied off to the right side.
I did add some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the "veins" on my leaves but I can't get them to show up in my picture. It just adds some extra detail. I used a stylus and my paper piercing mat and "drew" lines along the veins so I could fold them to give them more depth.
Check out my blog post from the other day with another cute card using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
Here's a reminder of the stamp sets that are on sale and that match the framelits perfectly – sale ends November 30th!
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