Ready for another Fall card? Well, this one is for you! This card brings together two of my favorite things: paper dolls from Capitol Chic Designs and the colorful beauty of Autumn! It is easy to create and will be a welcomed seasonal greeting for anyone that loves Autumn!
Let’s make this card!
Let’s start with 65 lb kraft card stock cut to 5 x 3 3/4″. Lightly spray with water to relax the paper fibers and prevent cracking; then use the SCATTERED LEAVES EMBOSSING FOLDER from Taylored Expressions to emboss the panel. Next, let’s add some rich, Fall colors to this panel. Using PREMIUM DYE INKS in the colors HONEY, KEY LIME and PUMPKIN, drag the ink cubes gently over the embossed panel. The raised areas will get the color while the rest of the panel remains mainly untouched. To add an additional touch to this panel, flick on WHITE PIGMENT INK from Gina K. Designs.
The primary sentiment “Happy Fall Y’all,” from the HANDLETTERED THANKSGIVING stamp set from Taylored Expressions, is heat embossed in GILDED EMBOSSING POWDER from Brutus Monroe, onto deep red card stock. It is cut out using the stitched banner and frame (cut out of kraft card stock) dies from the Gina K. Designs MASTER LAYOUTS 4 die set. The sentiment is adhered to the card front panel.
A secondary sentiment is embossed on vellum. This sentiment is from the MISPRINT PUMPKIN SPICE stamp set from Sassy & Crafty. The vellum strip is cut down to fit the sentiment, and then dove-tailed on the right side of the strip. Liquid adhesive is dotted on the backside of the vellum, concealed behind the embossed letters of the sentiment, to adhere it to the card front.
Now, for the star of the show… I have been a fan of the paper dolls from Capitol Chic Designs since I first saw them in Michaels. I purchased so many packages of the various stickers, paper dolls, and then did not know what to do with them. But then I found card making, and that was the perfect craft to showcase these beautiful dolls! I found this beauty online at capitolchicdesigns.com. The chic coif, the green jacket, ripped jeans and chucks… She is perfect! She is perfectly situated to the left of the sentiments, and looks amazing against this colorful background!
The panel is matted on a matching deep red card stock cut to 5 1/4 x 4″. Then the completed card front panel is adhered to an A2 side-folding card base of Gina K. Designs’ DARK CHOCOLATE card stock.
Finally, I paired this card with a coordinating kraft-colored envelope. Using the SIMPLY STAMPED – LEAVES stamp set from Taylored Expressions (I promise you this is not a sponsored post… I just love all things Taylored Expressions 😊) colorful leaves and a Fall sentiment decorates the envelope. It’s the finishing touch this card needed. No additional embellishments required.
I had such a wonderful time making this card! Let me know in the comments what you’d do differently. Thanks so much and Happy Crafting!