The weather is turning, and there is a chill in the air that makes me think of that Winter is on the way. But first we have the crisp Autumn leaves to enjoy. I was inspired to use the Bushels of Love stamp by Catherine Pooler Designs to make two cards with the Paradise Found ink colours. (Now available as mini’s)!
Stamping the Tree
The Old Oak Tree stamp is a red rubber stamp. I place it in my stamping tool, lining up the edge of the tree to the edge of the card and stamp on the white card and kraft card with Icing On The Cake ink.
Working on Lunch Bag card I stamp the leaves directly onto the card with Peppermint Scrub, Mandarin Spice and Eucalyptus ink. A few of the leaves in this stamp set are to look as if they are being blown by the wind. So I went with windswept leaves.
Finishing the Card
Before the card gets too full with leaves, I stamp the wooden basket and stamp the bunch of leaves. Inking the bottom of the leaves with Eucalyptus and the top with Peppermint Scrub. Then stamp to fit the rake leaning against the tree with Green Tea. The sentiment “Thankful” and “for you in my life” is stamped with Over Coffee. To finish, I will make a card base from the same Lunch Bag card.
Stamping direct onto card base
For the white card, I work directly onto a pre-scored card base. I stamp the leaves in the same colours as above directly onto the card base and on another piece of white card. I also stamp the basket with Icing On The Cake, the group of apples and the apple with a bite mark with Peppermint Scrub. Then die cut all these out with the coordinating dies.
Finishing the Card
The sentiment for this white card is stamped with Icing On The Cake, and I stamped it before my card was too full of leaves. I arrange the apples in the basket, using two of the group of apples to make a fuller basket and add the two single apples either side to balance the apples in the basket. I adhere this very full basket of apples and the die cut leaves to the card with liquid glue.
Do you use kraft card as your base? I normally reach for white card and found this to be a nice change. The colours are more muted on kraft rather than white. I was inspired by Jeni using kraft and white in this Christmas card video tutorial. Leave a comment with your favourite card. I prefer the white – the colours pop more!
Find These Products
Bushels of Love stamp & coordinating die — Catherine Pooler Designs
Old Oak Tree rubber stamp — Catherine Pooler Designs
Peppermint Scrub ink pad & refill — Catherine Pooler Designs
Mandarin Spice ink pad & refill — Catherine Pooler Designs
Eucalyptus ink pad & refill — Catherine Pooler Designs
Mini Paradise Found ink pads — Catherine Pooler Designs
Over Coffee ink pad & refill — Catherine Pooler Designs
Icing On The Cake ink pad & refill — Catherine Pooler Designs
Mini Icing On The Cake ink pad — Catherine Pooler Designs
Premium White pre-scored card base — Catherine Pooler Designs
Lunch Bag card — Brutus Monroe
Acrylic Stamping block — Catherine Pooler Designs
Stamp Scrubber — Picket Fence Studios
Squeaky Clean stamp cleaner — Brutus Monroe
Mono Multi liquid glue — Tombow