Monday, September 9, 2019

A Beautiful Fall Handmade Card using the Stampin Up Gather Together Stamp Set and Heat Embossing

Welcome to Creative Chelsey!

Today I would like to share with your how I made this beautiful fall handmade card using the Gather Together Stamp Set by Stampin' Up. I also walk you through the heat embossing technique which can really elevate your cards to another level.

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Here are the measurements for the cardstock needed to make these cards:
1 - Crumb Cake Cardstock card bases 5.5" x 8.5" scored at 4.25"
1 - Whisper White Cardstock 4.25" x 4.25"

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make the 3 cards:
Crumb Cake Cardstock 120953 $8.75
Whisper White Cardstock 100730 $9.75
Cajun Craze Ink Pad 147085 $7.50
Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad 147104 $7.50
Early Espresso Ink Pad 147114 $7.50
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder 109129 $6.00
Gather Together Stamp Set 150589 $17.00 (Holiday Catalog available until Jan. 2, 2020)
Golden Glitz Ink Pad 150711 $11.00  (Holiday Catalog available until Jan. 2, 2020)
Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack 150456 $9.00 (Holiday Catalog available until Jan. 2, 2020)
Stitched Nested Labels 149638 $35.00
Aqua Painter 103954 $17.00
Embossing Buddy 103083 $6.00
Heat Tool 129053 $30.00
Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00
Snail Adhesive 104332 $7.00
Dimensionals 104430 $4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 $4.00
Clear Block D 118485 $8.50
Paper Snips 103579 $10.00

1- Use the embossing buddy over the white cardstock. This takes away any static electricity and keeps the embossing powder to the stamped image.

2- Use the Gold Ink - or any ink that will stay wet for a while such as craft ink and stamp the pumpkins and wheat sprigs along the bottom of the cardstock.
3- Pour the gold embossing powder over the stamped images. This is why we need an ink that stays wet, so the powder will stick to it.
4- Use your heat tool and heat the image from the back of the cardstock. I heat from the back because it won't blow off the top layer of embossing powder and it looks more smooth with more powder. You will know it is done because it will be shiny and not mat. Look at that shine!
5-Stamp your greeting in the middle of the top half of the white cardstock. Use the Gold ink again, apply the embossing powder, and heat it up.
6- Now we are going to watercolor the pumpkins and wheat sprigs. I used Cajun Craze for the pumpkins. Before opening your ink pad press the top and bottom together to get some ink on the bottom of the lid. Open the ink pad and use an aqua painter (make sure there is water in the bladder) to pick up some of the ink. Paint it into the pumpkins. Clean your aqua painter by squeezing on the bladder and running the brush back and forth on a scrap paper until to color runs clear.
7- Next do the same thing with Pear Pizzazz ink pad and apply the color to the straight pieces on the wheat sprig and the steams of the pumpkins. Clean the brush.
8- Grab your Early Espresso ink pad and use it to create shadows and hint at a ground around the pumpkins. This color is strong, test your color before applying it to your image.
9- To make splatters, use more ink from the early espresso and then run the brush over the cap of the aqua painter. This will splatter the ink onto your paper. Clean the brush.
10- Once your splatters are dry you can cut out the sentiment with one of the dies from the Stitched Nested Label dies. I used the 3rd smallest size. Make sure it is placed in the middle so that both the left and right sides are even. Cut it out with your big shot.
11- Now to adhere everything together. Using snail adhesive add the white cardstock onto your Crumb Cake card base. I placed it closer to the top of the card leaving more space at the bottom.
12- Cut a 4" piece of Crumb Cake ribbon from the combo pack.
13- Using snail adhesive add this ribbon through the center of the hole created by the stitched nested label die.
14- Place dimensionals along the back edges of the label so it will adhere to both the ribbon and the cardstock underneath. Place it over the ribbon and the cut out area.

All Done!

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Have a creative day!

1 comment:

  1. Love this card! Thank you so much for sharing the directions! I am so glad that you can now subscribe to your blog! I have been admiring your creativity on youtube.
    Charlotte in Pensacola, Fl