How to Step It Up with Beautiful Autumn

Three cards using Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

SIU With Beautiful Autumn

Hello and welcome to the latest in my Step It Up (SIU) Series! This follows on from my Stampin’ Basics Series which looked at everything you need to start your stamping and some hints and tips on how to get better results from your stamping. Now we are moving on to the ways in which you can take your projects to the next level! This week we’ll SIU with Beautiful Autumn!

In each episode we will look at a simple stamping project (just stamps, ink and cardstock needed) and explore different techniques and products that can be used to ‘Step It Up’.

Today I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and some of the other products from the Gilded Autumn Suite, and this is my ‘simple stamping’ project…

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

Start with a (standard A6) card base created from Cinnamon Cider cardstock. Follow this with a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm. Onto this layer, stamp the acorn outline in Soft Suede ink and colour in using the in-fill stamps – the acorn cup is stamped in Soft Suede ink and the acorn is stamped in Cinnamon Cider ink. Adhere the card front to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede ink onto a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 10 x 2 cm. Adhere the sentiment piece to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Step It Up… Version 1

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

As in the simple version, the card base is created from Cinnamon Cider Cardstock. Again the acorn outline is stamped repeatedly across the Very Vanilla card front in Soft Suede ink. Before adhering the card front to the base, wrap a length of Cinnamon Cider Ribbon around it and adhere at the back using Tear & Tape.

Stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Use a larger die to cut out a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock. Stamp the acorn outline onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. In-fill as before and cut out using the coordinating punch. Layer these elements together and adhere to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Step It Up… Version 2

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Create a (standard A6) card base from Very Vanilla Thick cardstock. Adhere a layer of Cinnamon Cider cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm to the card base. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to 9.5 x 13.9 cm. Emboss this piece using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.

Stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Use larger dies to cut out a piece of Brushed Metallic Cardstock (Copper) and a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Layer these pieces together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Cut out three acorns and two oak leaves from Brushed Metallic Cardstock using the punches and adhere to the back of the sentiment piece. Wrap a length of Metallic Ribbon around the sentiment piece and tie on one of the acorn trinkets. Adhere the sentiment piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Step It Up Beautiful Autumn Cards?

I hope you like my ‘Step It Up Beautiful Autumn’ Cards. Which is your favourite? I hope I have managed to show you that there are many ways to create beautiful cards. We have looked at different ways to use layering, ribbon and embossing to create cards which are similar in theme but very different.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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Happy crafting, h x

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Author: Helen

After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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