For this year’s last fall-themed card I wanted to feature The Greetery’s Bountiful Wreath stamp set. I only recently discovered The Greetery and – WOW gorgeous products! Also, new to my stash this year is Waffle Flower’s Hello Pumpkin stamp set which features this adorable little mouse along with several others.
I started by stamping the mouse and three leaves onto Neenah Solar White, 110 lb, cardstock using MFT’s Extreme Black Ink and colored them with Copic markers. After coloring, I used a black Sakura Gelly Roll pen on the mouse’s eye and nose to make them have a bit more life.
For the beautiful fall wreath, I stamped the layers using Lawn Fawn’s Walnut, Fake Tan, and No. 2 Pencil inks as well as MFT’s Red Hot ink. This set is so easy to stamp and comes with a super handy guide which makes stamping all that much easier – love! To add a bit more dot detail I used a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen on the mushroom tops.
I’ve been trying to be better about using products in my stash so the elements I layered on this card are from older and discontinued collections. However, almost all these elements are from Echo Park collections and Echo Park’ My Favorite Fall Collection has similar elements.
To assemble my card, I started by adhering a plaid patterned paper directly to my card base. Next, I added a matching frame (a bit hard to see) at an angle across the center of the card as well as a strip of pattern paper towards the bottom of the card. Directly on top of the frame, I place a star which I picked up from JoAnn’s a few years back. On top of these elements, I placed the cute little mouse which I popped up with foam tape and the wreath also popped up with foam tape.
To adhere the three leaves at the top of the wreath I used a pretty brad. I know, crazy to actually use one again! I also tucked two chipboard leaves under the top left corner of the wreath and three under the bottom right corner.
This perfect flag sentiment came from one of the ephemera packs in my stash and I glued a cute chipboard element on the right side of the sentiment.
For me, the finishing touches are what make a card complete. Truth be told, I often don’t like a card until after I have done this step.
On this card, I started by covering the three leaves at the top of the wreath and the mouse’s boots with Nuvo’s Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer pen. Next, I sprinkled some brown enamel dots around the card. My last step, and what really makes this card, was going over all the red berries with Glossy Accents – I absolutely love how this looks!
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