It’s definitely feeling autumnal here in Finland, with the leaves turning. When it’s sunny the colours are lovely, though I must say the dreary rainy days aren’t my favourite. Winter will be here soon though, and we did already have a little snow, not that it lasted. Anyway the point of this rambling is that autumn leaves inspired my card for the Thankful Grateful Blessed hop that I’m a part of today. This is a YouTube hop, so please head over to YouTube to join in. The video is also part of my month of celebration.
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I started by creating a turnabout template. First I cut a piece of printer paper to 6″ square, then divided it into quadrants by drawing pencil lines diagonally from corner to corner. I then arranged the leaf stamps from Simon Says Stamp’s Thanks and Leaves stamp set into one of the quadrants. I stamped with Barely Beige ink to check the arrangement. It wasn’t quite how I wanted so I made some adjustments and stamped again, at which point I was happy with it.
With the arrangement how I wanted I turned the paper over (you could use a new piece if you prefer) and stamped with the Barely Beige in all four quadrants. I then removed the stamps from my MISTI and using the ones I’d stamped as a guide, distributed them evenly among the four quadrants. Once I felt they were nicely distributed I picked them up on the lid of my MISTI once again, and stamped them down in Tutti Frutti ink, marking the distributed leaves in red on my template. This makes it easier to know where to position the stamps when I want to use the template in future.
I used some washi tape to hold my card base onto my template, then started stamping the turnabout design. I stamped first with Hero Arts Butter Bar ink, then rotated counterclockwise. (You could rotate clockwise if you prefer.) I then repeated the stamping with Tangerine, then Ruby Red and finally Just Rust inks, all of which are from the Autumn Blessings layering cubes set.
For my sentiment I chose to use Pink & Main’s Thanks die. I cut the shadow layer from vellum, and cut the word layer five times from cream card and once from a pearlised gold card. I layered two of the thanks together and adhered the pearlised version to the top, then adhered the other three together separately to that. I adhered the stack topped with the pearlised thanks onto the top of the vellum, then adhered the other stack beneath the vellum, creating a layered sentiment which I then glued onto my card base.
I finished off the design with a scattering of Nuvo Drops in Dirty Bronze.
I am really pleased with how this card turned out. The turnabout stamping technique is really fun and makes for great backgrounds. The initial set up creating the template does take a little time, but after that it is very quick to use. I hope you liked it too and maybe will give the technique a try.
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