This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Hi friends! I am back with another muted autumnal project today using goodies from the new Simon Says Stamp Season of Wonder release. I am embracing the more muted colors of autumn these days, appreciating the beauty in a less vivid color palette. I realized that I had not really done anything with the Rainbow Splash Caramel cardstock and thought it would work beautifully with the new Wooden Planks Embossing Folder. Let’s get started with the details on my project!
I began by running an A2 sized panel of Rainbow Splash Caramel cardstock through my die cutting machine using the Wooden Planks Embossing Folder. The details on this embossing folder are so fine and so beautifully crisp! Such a unique folder. I used a blending brush to blend coordinating Rainbow Splash Caramel ink around the edge of the embossed panel, creating a vignette for my focal point.
To accent the details on the woodgrain background, I die cut the new Lovely Leaves die twice: once from brown glitter cardstock from Hero Art’s Fall Glitter Cardstock pack and once from a deep maroon cardstock from my stash. I thought that the juxtaposition of the detailed embossed background worked so well with the simplicity of the foliage arrangement!
For the greeting, I heat embossed and cut out two sentiments from the new Thankful & Grateful stamps + dies using Brass embossing powder onto some more of the deep mahogany cardstock. I love the contrast of colors between the rich metallic brass and the deep maroon of the cardstock! I arranged the foliage die cuts on the blended and embossed card front, offsetting them slightly to create a fuller “bouquet.” I tucked the greeting die cuts amongst the foliage and finally added a few shimmering gems for more sparkle!
This card is so full of fun textures and finishes between the embossed background and the different types of shine and sparkle. I love pairing interesting finishes to create a unique project! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!