Hi everyone! A very Happy Friday to you – I hope you have something fun planned this weekend! Last Sunday Ed and I went to Four Corners which is the only spot in the United States where you can literally stand in four states at once – Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. This was on my bucket list and not very far from where we live, so we made the trip and had a great time! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring our Autumn cardstock (brown, orange and gold) which is on sale this month so be sure to stock up! I paired these gorgeous colors with our Basis Natural which is a good sturdy 110# weight and makes great card bases. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a pretty Thanksgiving card featuring a clear acetate panel on the front with chevron elements die cut from Basis Brown 80# cardstock, Pop-Tone Tangy Orange 65# cardstock and Stardream Metallic Antique Gold 105# cardstock showing through the acetate.
I cut the card base from Basis Natural 110# cardstock, stamped the background in white ink using the Trinity Stamps Encouragement Text 6×6 background stamp, and then die cut the chevron into the card base, reserving the frame. I die cut an extra chevron from the natural cardstock, adhered it beneath the reserved stamped frame with spray adhesive, and set it aside. I die cut three more chevrons from Basis Brown 80# cardstock, Pop-Tone Tangy Orange 65# cardstock and Stardream Metallic Antique Gold 105# cardstock, reserving one column of die cut elements from each of the colors to adhere back into the negative space on the inside of the card.
I adhered a piece of acetate beneath the aperture on the inside of the card base using double-sided tape, and then adhered the stacked frames on top with spray adhesive for some slight dimension. Using the Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Anything stamp set, I stamped the sentiment in brown ink on the natural cardstock, trimmed it and stacked it on three more pieces of cardstock, and adhered it to the bottom portion of the card. The finishing touch on the front was adding several orange gemstones.
I embellished the inside left with strips cut from Basis Brown 80# cardstock, Pop-Tone Tangy Orange 65# cardstock, Stardream Metallic Antique Gold 105# cardstock and Basis Natural 110# cardstock. I adhered the reserved die cut elements from the three colors back into the negative spaces of the chevron without the frame (to be seen on the front through the acetate), and stamped a sentiment from the same Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Anything stamp set in brown ink.
And one more peek of that up-close shot… totally loving how this turned out! These autumn cardstock colors are so beautiful and make absolutely gorgeous cards!
Other products used:
Stamps: Trinity Stamps Encouragement Text 6×6 background stamp, Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Anything stamp set
Ink: Delicata White Shimmer ink, Catherine Pooler Icing On The Cake ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Alterations Chevron Frameworks die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Grafix Craft Plastic, Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Darice Hercules double-sided tape, 1mm thick adhesive foam pads, Darice orange gemstones
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!