Monday, October 10, 2022


I've decided to change my weekly theme up a bit this week.  Rather than using a featured stamp set or bundle all week, I'm going to share Autumn Themed cards.

Today's card features the Natures Harvest Bundle and the fun Rolling Marble Technique to create the background.

I shared this technique recently on Connect to Create, so if you are not familiar with it you can watch this short video to see how it is done.   If you have never tried this technique, I encourage you to do it.  It is simple, quick, and fun! 

After coloring the flowers with the Autumnal Colors, So Saffron, Cajun Craze and Old Olive Stampin' Blends, they were die cut with the coordinating die from Harvest Dies.

Before laying the flowers and die cut crumb cake wheat stalk, I wanted to soften the background just a smidge.  So, I die cut Vellum cardstock with the largest circle die from Stylish Dies and layered it over the background.   I found that the best way to adhere vellum without the adhesive showing through is to use a stamping sponge and add a very thin layer of liquid adhesive to the vellum.  In this case I added it only to the center area of the circle, which is mostly covered, but even where the vellum is visible behind the flowers, the adhesive in that area is not visible.

I used a die from Heron Dies for the sentiment.  I fed two strands of Linen thread through the tiny little hearts on each side of the sentiment.  Since the flowers were adhered with a layer of dimensionals the sentiment was adhered with two layers of dimensionals so it is popped up over the flowers.  The Linen Thread was wrapped around the cardstock and tied in a bow at the left edge of the sentiment.

To complete the inside of the card I added a So Saffron wheat die cut and sentiment stamped in Cajan Craze.  The Basic White cardstock was layered to the same mat colors as I had used on the front: Cajun Craze and So Saffron.

I had to search long and hard to find a "Happy Thanksgiving" Stamp in my stash and this one is from an extremely old stamp set.  So old that it is mounted on a wooden block!  I couldn't believe that I didn't have a current stamp set with a Happy Thanksgiving stamp in it.  I'm going to have to add one to my wish list.

If you would like a FREE TUTORIAL for this card, please use this link to download a copy, and I hope you will give the Rolling Marbles Technique a try.

A list of all current products used for this card is shown below.

Product List

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