Monday, August 28, 2023


This week I am featuring a beautiful new suite of Products from the 2023 Fall Mini Catalog.  It is called All About Autumn.  My favorite products in the Suite are the two Specialty Designer Series Paper Collections, but the stamp set also intrigued me.  It is leaves that has stems stamped separately from the main part of the leaf.

I liked this idea because often the stems and veins in leaves are a little different color from the main part of the leaf.  Here in Michigan this is especially true in the fall when our leaves start turning color.

The background for today's card was created using the Partial Embossing Technique and a mask from Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks--another sneak peek product from the Fall Mini.

To make the background I first placed masking paper over the vertical strip where I planned to stamp my sentiment.  Then I placed the Decorative Mask over the Basic White cardstock and used my Blending Brushes to color the leaves.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Old Olive inks, my go-to autumn colors, for blending.

After blending the leaves, I removed the Masking Paper and stamped my sentiment from Vertical Blooms with Cajun Craze ink.  The next step was to use the Partial Embossing Technique to provide texture on each side of the sentiment.  I embossed the right side of the sentiment with the Fern 3D embossing folder and the left side with the Timber 3D embossing folder.

If you are not familiar with the Partial Embossing Technique, you can watch the Connect to Create video that was shared a few months ago by my friend and Connect to Create Collaborator, Kathi Ondus, on our YouTube Channel.

To finish my card, I stamped leaves on Basic White cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating dies from the Autumn Leaves Bundle.  This bundle will be available September 6, 2023, when the Fall Mini Catalog goes live.

The leaves were stamped in Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie and then I die cut the stems from Old Olive.  A small bow of Linen Thread and a few Speckled Dots from the All About Autumn Suite completed the card front.

For the inside of the card, I used a leftover leaf that I had stamped for the card front which I ended up not using.  

The All About Autumn Suite (Item #162193) includes the stamp set and dies bundle (Item #162186), Adhesive-backed Speckled Dots (Item #162191), Copper & Natural Ribbon (Item #162192), Distressed Tile 3D Embossing Folder (Item #162189), Oxidized Copper 12" x 12" Specialty Paper (Item #162190) and the All About Autumn Special Designer Series Paper (Item #162178).  This truly is a beautiful suite of products!

Additional sneak peek products used were the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks (Item #162331) 

The currently available products that were used on this card are listed below.

If you would like a written tutorial with all the details, use this link to download a free copy.

Product List

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