Cards

Autumn Leaves

With the crazy weather we’ve been having here in New England (in the 70s three days ago and today we are barely in the 30s), it feels like the Fall has been pretty fleeting. Not much color on the trees, and some trees didn’t have much of a chance to put on a show before all the rain we’ve been having wiped out all of their leaves too soon! But, some of the Fall themed cards I’ve been making have at least helped me get into the spirit of Autumn, my favorite season.

Wplus9 Autumn Leaves thank you card

This little card is inspired by the first card (by Dawn of Wplus9) in this post, and  these cards made by Kara over at K and R Designs. I loved how both ladies mixed outline stamps with solid images, and I also loved their choice of color scheme, so I played around with that a bit myself. I used similar ink colors and images from both the Wplus9 Autumn Leaves stamp set and the Botanical Bunch stamp set.

Wplus9 Autumn Leaves thank you card

I should also mention that I was inspired to purchase this stamp set because of the amazing things Natalia Valkovskaya creates with it! You can find a post of some beautiful cards she made here, but she also has a great instagram page.

Wplus9 Autumn Leaves thank you card

The sentiment comes from the Brush Stroke Messages stamp set, and I added some detail around the edge of the panel by running the edges through my ink pad (which I believe was Lava Rock). Then, a few sequins to finish it off after mounting it to a smaller-than-4bar card base.

Wplus9 Autumn Leaves thank you card

Have a great day!

kimberly

Cards

More Mini Cards with Wplus9 Botanical Bunch

As I mentioned in this previous post, I’ve been making several small 2.5″x3″ cards, including this order of cards made with Wplus9’s Botanical Bunch stamp to be put on display and sold at a local flower shop!

Mini flower cards - wplus9 botanical bunch

I made the cards in four different colors, pale pink, navy, apple green and black. I made sure each card was slightly different by positioning the  card base or the stamp in a slightly different way and making sure part of the design ran off the at least two edges of the card – this involved a little bit of masking. I was able to mass produce the cards really quickly by using my Mini Misti tool. Thank goodness for that thing. It makes stamping out the same image over and over easy, breezy.

Mini flower cards - wplus9 botanical bunch

I paired each card with a baby envelope (ordered from Paper Source) and then wrapped each card and envelope into its own clear plastic bag. I probably could have ordered a smaller size bag, but I went with it. I tied each set of two cards with some baker’s twine just to keep them all together neatly.

Mini flower cards - wplus9 botanical bunch

After I delivered the sets, I made sure to head back to the shop a few days later to get a photo of them on display! It was so fun to see some of my cards out in the real world. It really has me thinking about opening an etsy store…

Mini flower cards - wplus9 botanical bunch

Have a great weekend!

kimberly