Creative Stamping Magazine inspired Project Makes, Handmade Cards

Autumnal Project Makes – Greeting Cards, inspired by Christina Griffiths, Creative Stamping Magazine Issue 60

Project Make: Autumnal themed greeting cards

Thank you for visiting my blog – this weekend I made some Autumnal themed greeting cards.  Today’s project makes will centre around the bottom card.  Creative Stamping designer Christina Griffiths recent vlogs inspired me to make these.
What you will need for this card:
6″ x 6″ Brown greeting cards and envelopes
Cardstock – white and orange
Stamping set from Creative Stamping Magazine issue 60 (leaf stamp and sentiment stamp)
Autumnal coloured inks – greens, orange, browns, reds or purples for the berries stamp
Adhesives – Glue tape / sticky pads / glue gun
Embellishments – brown / gold sequins / gems
Step 1:
Cut and round the corners of a piece of white card stock smaller than your actual card. I cut this piece at 4 1/2″ square.
Step 2:
Using autumnal colour inks and leaf stamp of your choice, stamp four images on the card in alternative colours.
Step 3:
Cut another piece of card (3″ x 2″ approximately) and round corners, in orange, and stamp with sentiment of your choice in a dark coloured ink so that it stands out from the background.  My sentiment reads “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree” (Quote by Emily Bronte).  I also used memento ink for my sentiment in the shade rich cocoa.
Step 4:
Using a blending brush / sponge blend one of the lighter shades of ink around your sentiment layer (be careful not to add too much ink – try blotting some on your mat first of all).
Step 5:
Apply foam pads to back of sentiment layer and attach to stamped card layer.
Step 6:
Add colour coordinated embellishments to both the sentiment and stamped layers.
(Tip:  smear some wet glue on to your desk mat, use tweezers to lift your embellishment and gently apply on top of glued area on mat to achieve just the right amount of adhesive)
Step 7:
Using double-sided tape roller / glue apply to blank card.
Step 8:
Take a photo of your gorgeous creation before gifting / sending your card to friends / family / co-workers, etc.
Here are three other cards I made using same colour schemes, I just alternated the stamps and design.  I also upcycled a broken photo frame (no glass) to display a lovely autumnal motivational design which now sits on my craft desk 🙂

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Autumnal Project Makes – Greeting Cards:  Inspired by #ChristinaGriffiths #CreativeStampingMagazine Issue 60

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