Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Today I made an “eclipse” card.  They seem to be the rage right now and so I thought I would give it a try.  Can I say, this was so fun and really very easy to do.  Today our team had a color challenge of Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso and Lemon Lime Twist.  The Vintage Leaves stamp set was inked up to make my card today, a set that is perfect for a wonderful fall themed card.

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Here is the color challenge:


Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves Eclipse Card:

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Here is the card recipe:

Card base: Tangerine Tango 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Early Espresso 5-1/4 x 4

Art Piece: Very Vanilla 5-1/8 x 3-7/8

Here are the details:

Fall card, Stampin' Up!, Vintage Leaves,, Kristi Gray Stampin Up Demonstrator, Eclispe card,

The art piece:

With your Vintage Leaves stamp set,  stamp the leaves onto your Very Vanilla card stock

  • The large maple leaf (lower left corner) is inked in Tangerine Tango and sponged around the edge in Early Espresso
  • The large oak leaf (upper right corner) is inked in Lemon Lime Twist and sponged with Tangerine Tango
  • Medium flat leaves are Lemon Lime Twist
  • They tiny leaves are Tangerine Tango and a few Daffodil Delight leaves were thrown in just because!
  • To add some added texture to the card I added some second generation stamping using the flourish stamp from Timeless Texture  stamp set in Early Espresso
  • The splatters were added with Early Espresso using a stamp from Awesomely Artistic
  • When all the stamping was done, I ran the art piece through the Big shot with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder

(I hope you can see the texture of the embossing folder, it really makes the card so beautiful, I am just not sure the photo captures it?)

The eclipse effect:

  • Run your  art piece through the big-shot with the Large Letter Dies spelling out FALL
  •  Attach the art piece to the Early Espresso mat
  • Adhere pieces of the Foam Adhesive Strips to the back of your letters and place them in the silhouette from the cut out letter shape
  • The letter “A” had an extra piece from the center of the letter, attach that into the back of the silhouette shape with liquid glue

More Details:

Fall card, Stampin' Up!, Vintage Leaves,, Kristi Gray Stampin Up Demonstrator, Eclispe card,

  • Wrap a piece of Copper Trim around the matted art piece
  • Die cut two leaves from the Colorful Seasons dies, one in Tangerine Tango, sponged in Early Espresso and then a Copper Foil leaf
  • Adhere the leaves to the band of ribbon under neath the letter “F”
  • Add your double Copper Trim bow with a glue dot.
  • Adhere your art piece and mat to the Tangerine Tango card base
  • Enjoy your beautiful fall card

Here is our team:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Shelagh Freemantle:

Mary Deatherage:

Jari Francis:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

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Here are the products I used to make this card:

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    • kristi says:

      Thank you Linda. I just tried this for the first time, it won’t be my last one. Hint, My Alternate Monday card is an eclipse card too

  1. Karen Finkle says:

    I am waiting patiently for fall to come to Florida…this morning it is is 73 and it feels so good but it won’t last long. Your card is a breath of fresh fall 😉 I love the way you created your own DSP. Very nicely done.

    • kristi says:

      Thank you Karen, Fall is my favorite season here in the PNW. Enjoy your fall no matter what the weather is.

  2. Julie Johnston says:

    Kristi, this is gorgeous! I have not tried the Eclipse, just because everyone else is doing it! Call me a rebel.
    However, I just might have to try it after seeing this card!

    • kristi says:

      I do hope you will try a card Julie, By making it your own it can look different that everyone else’s. Enjoy

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