The Autumn Accents Die from Stampin’ Up! will help you make stunning fall cards! If you’ve been wondering what to do with this Big Shot Die since the coordinating stamp set (Wonderfall) retired, here’s some inspiration for you.
The leaves were cut from Very Vanilla card stock with the Autumn Accents Die, then sponged with several colors to give them a variegated look. The Gorgeous Grunge stamp set provided the splatters and splotches, as well as the background lines. I had a bit of fun with the Early Espresso Seam Binding, Venetian Crochet Trim, and Linen Thread, giving the card a very soft, vintage look. Of course you could use different embellishments if you want something a little less “girlie.”
If you read Monday’s post on the Rule of Thirds, perhaps you can see how some of the elements in this card takes advantage of those sweet spots I showed in the video.
Take a closer look at the leaves:
Don’t you just love the shine? For the final touch, I sponged some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint on the leaves. I’m a big fan of this product, which Stampin’ Up! doesn’t sell any more. Boo hoo! I frequently get emails from people who have seen me use it on some of my YouTube videos asking why it doesn’t show up in the online store. The good news is that you can purchase the same product, made by Tsukineko, online or maybe even in your local craft store.
I use the Champagne Mist most often because it is so transparent. Frost White, another favorite, is a bit more opaque, which gives a very different effect. Here’s the link on Amazon: Tsukineko All Purpose Ink.
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You’ll love creating your handmade fall cards using leaves cut with the Autumn Accents Die from Stampin’ Up!