I had so much fun with the team from Stamp TV when I had the chance to meet them recently. What a fun and creative group of people!
They just had the release party for the newest stamps, and there is a challenge to go along with it. The challenge is called Autumn Squared . . . click HERE for details. Make a square Autumn themed card.
For my card I used some basic kraft paper cardstock. I started by cutting the cardstock in half, and setting the other half aside to use for another card later. Then I trimmed this half down so it would fold to an exactly square card.
I used a piece of orange cardstock with a very light pattern on it to back everything. It is a tone on tone pattern, since I did not want that to take away from the beautiful stamp.
For the stamp I used the vine from the new Wild Blossoms set by Gina K. After I stamped it I added some accents to the vines and leaves with a few different shades of green pens. Then I used inks in red, orange and yellow tones to do the little flowers. I know that most people think of little flowers like this for a spring card, but I think doing them in the colors of fall gives the card an Autumn feel.
After I stamped the image on a larger piece of cardstock I trimmed it down to the size I would need. Then I divided that piece into thirds so that I could separate them a little and allow the backing piece to show through. I also inked the edges on the white pieces to make them pop off the background a little more.
Last but not least, I added some bling with the rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique as a border. For this card I used the Tie Dye patterned sheet. Because this sheet has so many colors in it, and they are all swirled together, if you cut just a small section as I did you can focus just on the colors you want and get a perfect blend of colors for your project. Who would think you could turn this . . .
into this . . .
With just your average pair of scissors, I was able to cut out a section that only had red, orange and yellow in it to perfectly accent this card. Then I just peeled off the paper backing to expose the adhesive and attached all of those rhinestones to this card in a single piece. I love that I don't have to sit a line up single stones one by one!
With a hole punch, I was able to make the individual round gems that I placed in the flowers and vines.