Fancy Autumn

I’ve got another card design to share with you.  I am continuing to play and create with my September Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit. These kits are such a great deal for all the stamps and dies that you get included.  For this card, I wanted to use the fancy die that was part of the kit.  The die comes in two pieces, one piece to cut an oval around the second fancy die part.  My mind had already decided I wanted to ‘frame up’ the fancy die.

To create my card, I started with a watercolor panel that I layered with various autumn colors. I die cut this with the fancy die.  Using white cardstock, I die cut a square frame which I intended to use to frame up the water color panel.  To set up this frame, I had to cut the fancy die image in half.  Now I am able to nicely position the fancy die within the square frame I created (note my square frame is foam mounted).  I created a small background panel representing the sky, so my scene is portraying looking up through the leaves at the sky.  Using the August 2018 Hero Art kit, I used the cloud and birds which I embossed with white embossing powder.  I positioned my sentiment (from the current kit) and stamped this in brown ink, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I adhered the layers together in this order: back sky panel, die frame sections, foam, white frame.  To give my A2 card some interest, I stamped the maple leaf from the current kit a few times making sure that the frame would partially cover them.  And – here is my completed card.  I hope this triggered some idea for you and using a fancy frame die.

Oh, one last thing I couldn’t quite decide on, was I added one of the translucent leaves to the panel.  What do you think?

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