16 November 2020

Autumn Breeze Birthday Card

Last week I featured a card using the Concord and 9th Turnabout stamp, Sweater Weather. This week, I wanted to use it again but in a completely different manner. Instead of using it as the focal point, I opted to use it as a background.

To achieve the background, I used VersaMark and clear embossing powder. I love the subtle Autumn feel of the backdrop of this whimsical card. It goes nicely with the kraft cardstock. 

For the focal point of my card, I decided to use the Lawn Fawn's Magic Iris die and its add-on. I colored the adorable Lawn Fawn stamped images, Really High Five, with alcohol markers and then cut them out on my Brother ScanNCut. The grass was cut using Lawn Fawn's Hillside Border die. 

I'll be honest, I never get tired of playing with the mechanism and opening up the iris. It's just a fun type of card to create. The use of the dies makes it super easy, too! 

Since I didn't have any sentiments that fit the theme, I decided to create my own. The font is Paper Daisy. 

It's important to remember to balance out the weight of the card. Since the front of the card is heavier, I needed to add a panel to the card's back to counter-balance it. I once again used the Sweater Weather stamp and embossed the image. 

I always think it is fun to find new ways to use the same stamp. Plus, I have truly enjoyed using the turnabout stamps since I discovered them. They are a quick and easy way to add interest to a card. They are also fantastic for card batching. 

Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Autumn day. 

See you next time!   


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