Metallic cardstock is so pretty - I just love the shimmer and shine. I found some copper metallic cardstock a while ago at the Tuesday Morning store and I have been drawn to it for many of the cards I've made recently.
This paper pad from Prima has quite a few sheets that coordinate beautifully with the copper metallic cardstock. I cut a top layer from one of the sheets and aligned the design so there would be a leafy area along the left side and bottom of my card.
I found this little stamp set from Inkadinkado and decided to make the card a genereic sort of note card for Fall.
I had some dark brown leafy ribbon that would work perfectly for the card. The ribbon has a thin "stem" and this can be tricky to adhere to a flat surface. I used my Precision Point Adhesive pen and drew a line of adhesive where I wanted to place the ribbon. It is white when you first apply it but if you wait a few minutes it will turn clear.
Once the adhesive has dried to clear, it is easy to set the thin ribbon into the adhesive. With a little pressure it will hold quite firmly.
I cut away one of the leaves on the right side before I stuck the ribbon down on the card front. This gave me a space to add the pretty copper leaf. The leaf is a Metal Filigree Accent from the SEI Moonrise collection and it coordinates very nicely with the copper cardstock. I turn over the patterned paper and secured the ends of the ribbon with tape before attaching it to the dark brown mat layer.
The stem of the metal leaf tucks under the ribbon and is hidden under a leaf. I also used a couple of small glue dots to secure the leaf to the card.
I used the leaf that was removed from the ribbon to "accent" the words. It very conveniently hides the small error in the stamping and a gem sticker adds a third bit of shine to the card (Embossed words, copper leaf and the gem sticker).
The card even matches my copper frog that I use for some photos!
I have a little surprise for you today. A year or so ago I thought about keeping a small box on my craft table and adding bits and pieces to it through the month. It can be hard to find certain supplies and I like to share the things I have.
I finally have a box set up and so far I have added:
1. 2 sheets of the sticky paper I used for the glittered ornament card
2. A new set of the same Inkadinkado Autumn Leaves stamps I used on the card
3. An 18 inch piece of the brown leaf ribbon - enough for a few cards.
I'll keep adding things until the end of the month and then I will pick a random comment from all of the posts this month and send the box to one lucky reader/commentor.
You can leave a comment on every post to increase your chances but please just leave one per post and make sure that you give me enough information so I can contact you if your comment is drawn.
Thanksgiving is just one week away - how are your preparations going? Do you cook the entire meal or join forces with other family members?
A few people emailed me to ask where they could buy the die that I used for the ornament card. If you can't find the Memory Box dies at a small local store they can be ordered online. I added links to yesterday's post HERE - just scroll to the bottom and you'll see the images of the dies.
Have a wonderful day!
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