In the meantime, I've kept up with my Memory Box posts (except for a leave during the month of July), and have managed to teach a couple of classes ... I will post those cards in the days to come. Today, I'd like to share a card featuring the Drifting Oak Leaves background stamp from Memory Box, along with a couple of other Memory Box dies and stamps. This card can also be seen on today's Memory Box Outside the Box blog.
A little side story … I completed the FIRST version of this card, and was about to photograph it when I noticed that something didn’t look quite right. It finally dawned on me that I had the background upside down! There was no way to salvage it without damage, so of course I had to make another one. It wasn’t obvious at first, but there was no way I was going to post such a boo-boo!
So on to the card. I stamped the background using Distress Shabby Shutters on a piece of cream card stock cut slightly smaller than the base. I cut the Autumn Border from cream card stock. I wanted the leaves to hang down, so I trimmed the border down to two pieces of equal width, and one shorter than the other as shown. I used daubers to color the leaves with Distress Peeled Paint, Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany. I shaded the open area starting at the bottom with Frayed Burlap, then Rusty Hinge and then Dried Marigold, blending each into the other. I added some Wink of Stella glitter brush to all of the leaves.
I stamped “Happy Fall” from the Autumn Birdie Set with Versamark Black Onyx ink, and the three little leaves from the same set with Peeled Paint. I then mounted the shorter piece to the longer one with foam tape.
I die cut the Tippington Vine from a dark green card stock, snipped it apart at the middle curly-cue and glued it behind the leaves piece, then glued the whole thing onto the Drifting Oak Leaves background. I mounted the assembled piece to the card base front with foam tape, added a few gem stones, and that was it.