Happy Wednesday!

It’s beginning to feel like Fall, well at least in the early morning hours.  It’s really cool but it soon heats up.  So with all the buzz of Back-to-School and cool mornings Fall was my inspiration for today’s card.  I hope that you’re not getting tired of my Blended Seasons Card Series.  This set is versatile and as I told you before, once I received it and just could not stop using it.  Today’s card was difficult to photograph because no matter what I did I could not avoid the glare.  I used a sponge brayer to add color to white glossy cardstock.  I guess that glossy cardstock is really glossy.

Mango Melody on Glossy Cardstock

Mango Melody on Glossy Cardstock

I used Copper Embossing Powder on the sentiment.  It says, “wishing you all the best.”  The copper embossing powder looks much better in person than it photographs.  On second thought, I probably should have used a gold embossing powder for the sake of photography. Here’s a close-up.

Close-up view

Close-up view

How to DIY:

  • Take a piece of glossy cardstock and ink up the sponge brayer with the Mango Melody ink pad.  Make sure you roll that brayer to get enough ink all around the sponge brayer.  Then just roll it over the glossy cardstock.  It doesn’t take much to cover the surface.
  • I then used the large leaf stamp and stamped randomly in Early Espresso ink.
  • Going with the copper theme, I die cut a leaf with the coordinating framelits out of a scrap piece of Copper Foil cardstock.
  • I then mounted the glossy cardstock layer onto an Early Espresso cardbase.
  • As previously mentioned I heat embossed the sentiment using Copper Embossing Powder, used a glue dot to adhere the copper leaf die-cut to the sentiment strip.  I used my bone folder to add some curve or wave to the sentiment strip and attached it to the cardbase with Stampin Dimensionals.

Here’s what I used:

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Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Inky hugs,





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