Autumn Cards! - October 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit
Hey, y’all! Today I have a couple of quick autumn-themed cards for you. I added some of the foil from this month's Mixed Media kit to a piece of patterned paper, used the positive and negative cuts from a single die from my stash to create the backgrounds, cut some leaves, added a few details, and put them together.
Check out my quick video to see how I put these cards together!
Since these two cards are rather straight forward – and I used the same background die-cut – I’m just going to talk about them side-by-side here.
Both of the cards are 4”x5-1/2”, to fit the A2 die-cut background. The first thing I did was grab up the glue pen and the pieces of the foil transfer sheets (from this month’s Mixed Media Kit) that I had leftover from my Mixed Media Bat and cover a slightly-larger-than A2 piece of the patterned paper from this month’s kit. I used a piece of the patterned paper because I wasn’t sure how much I’d be able to cover with the foil and this way anything uncovered would still match the rest of the card fronts.
I hadn’t originally thought about using the negative cut from the die-cut, but after I saw just how much was left, I decided it would make a fabulous card front too! So I pieced everything back into the die and added a rectangle of adhesive sheet so I could place everything down easier.
For the “Hello” card, I used another piece from the patterned paper from the kit behind the foil covered leaves die-cut, and on the “Thinking of You” card I used a metallic silver-tan-ish piece of cardstock from my scraps pile – both cut to 3-7/8”x5-3/8”.
I grabbed up my partial pieces of cut patterned paper and a sheet of some gel printed paper I had with a lovely golden paint on it (that I also added a few areas of foil transfer to) and headed over to mass produce as many leaf die-cuts as I could using Tim Holtz’s “Skeleton Leaves,” BoBunny’s “Lovely Leaf,” and a couple of unbranded leaf dies from my stash.
I cut out more leaves than I would need for these two cards, but now I have some already made! Anyhow, I used the gel print leaves for my “Thinking of You” card front, just layering them up in a semi-fanned out cluster. I glued them down in place, then I added a few of the pumpkin’s from the fussy cut sheets found in the kit popped up on some foam squares. Before I added the pumpkins I wanted to give them a little extra color so I added a bit of “Crooked Broomstick” Distress Crayon.
For the “Hello” card front I just used two of the largest cuts from the “Skeleton Leaves” set, layering them with a bit of an offset, and glued them in place. Then, mostly since I had recently been thinking about buttons, I grabbed up my We R Memory Keepers Button Press, and the smallest button making pieces and made the button for the front of the card using a piece from one of the cut apart sheets.
The only thing left is the sentiments! Both sentiments came from the BoBunny “Sentiments With Love” stamp set and were stamped using a few layers of inks and embossing powder. “Thinking of You” is stamped on a piece of cardstock that matches the cardstock behind the leaf background using clear embossing powder, “Fossilized Amber” Ink and Oxide, and some “Flickering Candle” Distress Crayon. “Hello” is stamped on a piece of green cardstock using “Rustic Wilderness” Ink, Oxide, and Embossing Glaze.
After both card fronts were finished, I just added them to the card bases I had prepared. I used green cardstock for the “Hello” card, and some silver, glitter cardstock (both from my scraps pile!) for “Thinking of You.”
A little bit of splatter with a couple of Distress Mica sprays, and the cards were done! Once all of the pieces were die cut that I wanted to use, putting the cards together took no time at all!
Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie! I hope these two quick cards inspired you and gave you some ideas of what you can make using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit - and a little from the Mixed Media Kit.
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In addition to the October 2022 Cards, Tags, & More Kit and the foil from the Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:
Distress Ink “Fossilized Amber” , Distress Ink “Rustic Wilderness” , Distress Oxide “Rustic Wilderness” , Distress Oxide “Fossilized Amber” , Distress Mica Stain “Crooked Broomstick” , Distress Mica Stain “Flickering Candle” , Distress Crayon “Crooked Broomstick” , Distress Crayon “Flickering Candle” , Tim Holtz “Skeleton Leaves” Thinlits , *BoBunny “Sentiments With Love” Stamp Set , BoBunny “Lovely Leaf” Dies , Momenta “Leaves & Vines” Mat Die , Hampton Art Clear Embossing Powder , Distress Embossing Glaze “Rustic Wilderness” , Spellbinders Tool ‘n One , Tim Holtz Stamp Platform , Sizzix Big Shot Plus , cardstock from my scrap pile , unbranded small oak and maple leaf dies , Fabri-Tac , Art Glitter Glue , foam squares , *Prima Water Brush , *spray bottle