I love the Fall.... or as many call it Autumn. I didn't use to... not sure why but guess it was the kid in me always wanting to race right into Christmas with all the festivities and gift giving and surprises and chocolate of course.. but I digress.. ...now I've come to realize, as I'm sure you have too, that it's the blessings of God, with family and friends that we really can't do without... those are the greatest gifts of all.
Here's a beautiful Autumn Spice Thanksgiving Metal Embossed Card I came across... actually it's Pam's fault... she got me interested in these cool metal sheets that are awesome for embossing using the Big Shot... but I am sooo grateful to Pam!!!
• Paper: Cajun Craze Cardstock (#119684), Very Vanilla Cardstock (#101650), Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper (#120808), Spiced Rum Metal Sheets, Poison Ivy Metal Sheets, Bronzed God Metal Sheets, and Dark Chocolate Metal Sheets. Of course you could use matching card stock instead of the metal sheets; the design won't be as dramatic but still a beautiful card.
• Accessories: Paper Cutter (#104152), Bone Folder (#102300), Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder (#120175), Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates(#114512), Leaves #2 Die Cut (#113459), Big Shot (#113439), Sticky Strip (#104294), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Modern Label Extra-Large Punch (#119849), Thanks Embosslits Die (#115957), Antique Brads (#117273), Early Espresso 5/8” Satin Ribbon (#119753) Sanding Block (#103301), Stamping Sponges (#101610), Very Vanilla Envelopes (#107300), Anywhere Glue Stick (#104045), Snail Adhesive (#104332), Folk Art Metallic Pure Gold Acrylic Paint
Instructions for creating Autumn Spice Thanksgiving Metal Embossed Card:
1. Take a sheet of Cajun Craze Cardstock and cut it into a 4 ¼” x 11” piece and score at 5 ½”
2. Cut a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Spiced Rum Metal Sheet, place it in the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder, and run it through the Big Shot.
3. Use a Stamping Sponge and Gold Acrylic Paint and lightly dab the embossed metal piece with Gold Acrylic Paint. Once it has dried, take a sanding block and sand in a circular motion.
4. Place Sticky Strip along the perimeter of the back side of the metal embossed piece, peel the red film, center, and attach to the front of the card.
5. Cut a 3 ¼” x 4 ¼” piece of Cajun Craze Cardstock and a 3” x 4” piece of Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper. Run Snail Adhesive along the back of the 3” x 4” Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper, center, and attach to the 3 ¼” x 4 ¼” piece of Cajun Craze Cardstock.
6. Take a piece of Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, tie it around the piece assembled in Step 5, tie in a bow, and cut off excess ribbon. Take a Vintage Brad, cut off the legs with scissors, and attach to the bow with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
7. Use the Leaves #2 Die Cut to cut out a leaf in the following colors: Poison Ivy and Bronzed God. Emboss the Poison Ivy Metal Sheet leaf with the Backgrounds 1 Impressions Folder and the Bronzed God Metal Sheet leaf with the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder.
8. Lightly dab with Gold Metallic Acrylic Paint and lightly sand with the Sanding Block in a circular motion.
9. Place a piece of Sticky Strip along the back of each leaf, peel the red film, and attach to the card front.
10. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals along the back of the piece assembled in Steps 5-9, center, and attach to the card front.
11. Take a piece of Dark Chocolate Metal Sheet, run it through the Big Shot with the Thanks Embosslits Die, punch out the sentiment using the Modern Label Extra-Large Punch, sand with the Sanding Block, and attach to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
12. Take a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and attach it to the inside of the card.
13. Envelope: Take a 2 ½” x 6” piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, emboss with the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder, attach to the envelope flap with Anywhere Glue Stick, and cut off excess with scissors.
14. Congratulations, you are done!
The Metal Emboss Sheets can be purchased from Monica Weaver at http://www.addalittledazzle.com/.
You can find all kinds of great Metal Embossed projects on Monica's blog too... how about Chocolate and Wine.. what a combo!! Talking about getting ahead of myself... here's some great Christmas ideas too...
Christmas is coming... the goose is getting fat.