Thursday, 17 June 2010

Autumn Splendor fathers' day

I can't tell you how excited I am - a little package has arrived for me containing a pack of Autumn Meadows designer paper! I KNOW it's only paper but this one really could have been designed for me - I LOVE the colours and the leaf designs and it coordinates perfectly with my favourite Autumn Splendor stamp set. I had my fathers' day card to make and it would have seemed rude not to use my new paper. Here's what I came up with:

My dad is an outdoors kind of man, his eyes are a blue-ish grey and he had russet coloured hair as a younger man, so these colours remind me of him. Creamy Caramel is the base for the card, with a strip of Really Rust across the centre to anchor the striped and herringbone papers. I stamped the letters d-a-d in Taken With Teal onto Creamy Caramel card stock, cut them out and positioned them and added the 'to my' tag above it. I tied a piece of twine around the Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon before adhering it to the rust card stock and sponged all the papers and card stock with Chocolate Chip ink. The finishing touch was the oak leaf from Autumn Splendor, which I stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock, coloured with Really Rust and Chocolate Chip inks using a blender pen and popped up on dimensionals.

Stamps: Basic Phrases, Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, Autumn Splendor
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Taken With Teal
Card stock: Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Very Vanilla
Other: Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, linen thread, 1 3/4 circle punch

You know, with hindsight, I would have stamped the letters onto Very Vanilla card stock and heat embossed them to give them more definition... just a thought! These alphabet stamp sets can seem a bit expensive but I've found them to be a great investment. You can personalise with names and monograms or make whatever words you like; the letters are easy to cut out and you can give them all sorts of different looks with glitter, crimping, heat embossing, colouring, punching them out with circle or square punches... the possibilities are endless! The large Schoolbook Serif alphabet I've used today costs £38.95 (and I've certainly had my money's worth) while the smaller Just Perfect Alphabet I used yesterday costs £17.95. It's easy to order supplies from me - click here for more information.

I've just realised that this is quite a long post so, if you're still with me, thank you! I'm impressed with your staying power! I shall trot off now but you can be sure that I'll be back soon with more creations using those fabulous designer papers.
Have a lovely evening.


  1. No wonder you were so excited Vicky,that little sneak peek of paper is fab, as is your card
    Lynne xxx

  2. Where have I been! You've certainly been busy this week - wow, all your new cards are wonderfull since the last time I visited.

  3. Hi Vicky, Great colours, the papers are gorgeous :) xx

  4. Gorgeous card Vicky! Your dad will love it im sure x


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