Stampin’ Up! Alternate Monday Gorgeous Leaves Card

Happy Monday Stampers, Its Alternate Monday time!

What is Alternate Monday???  This means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves:

The Recipe:

Card base: Very Vanilla 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Card front: Very Vanilla 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, embossed with the Brick and Mortar EF

Angled DSP: Be Dazzling

Sentiment strip: Blackberry Bliss 5/8 x 5-1/2 (some will be cut off after gluing to card)

The Details:

  • Die cut a variety of leaves form the Intricate Leaves Die as follows:
  • Blackberry Bliss: solid maple leaf
  • Rich Razzzleberry: intricate maple leaf
  • Cinnamon Cider: solid round and intricate 3 pronged leaves
  • Early Espresso: 3 branches

The Sentiment:

  • Stamp the word grateful from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set with Versamark Ink onto the Blackberry BlissDSP strip
  • Sprinkle the image with Silver Embossing Powder
  • Shake off the excess and heat set with your heat tool

Putting the card together:

  • Adhere the embossed panel to the card front
  • Adhere the Be Dazzling piece to the left, top of the card front
  • Attach the sentiment to the bottom of  the Be Dazzling panel with liquid glue ( the sentiment should be to the right of the card. Cut off the extra form the edges with your snips)
  • Arrange your branches and leaves to the left hand side of the card and attach with liquid glue

Finishing Details:

  • Make a double Linen Thread bow and attach to the leaf cluster with a glue dot
  • Adhere 3 Rhinestones to the card front
  • Stamp the maple leaf from the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set on the inside of the card and on the envelope and you are done.

Another version:

I had so much fun I made a third card and could not decide which one to showcase. Which one do you like best?


Card Inspiration:

Here is the card that inspired todays “Alternate” look



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These are the products I used to make my card:


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