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Sure is beginning to feel like fall here in the mountains of southern Colorado!

Fall is my favorite time of the year!

In celebration, I decided to create a thank you card using the stamp set Touches of Texture combined with fall colors of ink.

Touches of Texture is one of my favorite stamp sets.   I really like its layering and eclectic designs.

This card takes a little bit of planning because of the stamped flowers coming out from behind the matted flower on the front. 

But, it is quick and simple to do.

Here's how:

Start with a 2 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Two-step stamp the flower, stem, leaves, and bee from Touches of Texture using Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Early Espresso inks.  Sponge the edges with Early Espresso ink.

Cut a Cajun Craze mat measuring 2 1/4" x 4". 

Cut a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 5" x 3 3 /4".  Lay the Cajun Craze mat on the designer paper, and with a pencil, lightly mark the corners of the mat.  This will be your guide for stamping the flowers.  Position the bottom of the stems inside the pencil lines, so only the upper flowers show beyond the mat.  I  used Early Espresso ink.  Be sure to lightly draw the pencil lines so they can easily be erased if needed.

In the photo below, I used my photo editing software to draw the four corner lines in red. 

Touches of Texture Marking the Lines 1
I also used the Cajun Craze mat as my guide for stamping the greeting from Wood Words in Early Espresso ink.

  Wood Textures stamped

 Now to color the flowers.  I used Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers.  I used a Blender Pen to blend the colors.

  I only colored the images outside of the pencil lines as I knew the rest would be covered up by the Cajun Craze mat.

Touches of Texture coloring with markers

To finish the card, Layer the Wood Textures designer paper to a 5 1/4" x 4" Cajun Craze mat, then attach to a 5 1/2" x 4" Whisper White card base.

Attach the stamped Whisper White piece to Cajun Craze mat.  Attach to front of card using Mini Dimensionals to pop it up.

Done, and you have a fairly simple, fall-themed thank you card to send to a friend or family member!

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Touches of Texture, Wood Words

Ink: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Early Espresso ink pads, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers

Paper: Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack

Accessories: Blender Pen, sponge, Mini Dimensionals




Happy Stampin'!