Sweet Gingko

Sweet Gingko



Good morning! Autumn has arrived in force – I had to turn on the heating this weekend! But despite the chill in the air, we’ve had some lovely sunshine too. I’ve got a couple of cards to share with you today. I’ve mixed up products from Altenew, Concord & 9th, MFT, and Lawn Fawn. The focus of both cards is the Sweet Gingko stamp, die and stencil set from Altenew. I’ll start with a card I’ve made to send to my son:



I made a side opening A2 (4¼” x 5½” – US size) note card from green card. I used the Sweet Gingko stamp set to stamp the lined gingko images around the edge of the card in green ink. I used the co-ordinating Sweet Gingko Stencil to add colour to the leaf areas – first with lime green and then a touch of dark teal at the base of each leaf. I used dies to cut a piece of white card with a stitched edge and blended three shades of orange to create an ombre effect. I layered this panel on a piece of black card leaving a narrow black border. I stamped a simple greeting from MFT Hugs and Kisses at the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the front of the card. To complete the front, I added the largest gingko leaf from the Sweet Gingko stamp set. I used my stamp positioner to stamp the lined image in black ink and I added colour to the leaves with the solid stamp with lime green ink. I used the matching Sweet Gingko die set to cut out the image, along with several plain white layers. I adhered the layers together and added it to the card.



Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of black card. On the white panel, I stamped a bold sentiment from Concord & 9th’s Big On You stamp set in pale orange and added one of the little sentiments in green. I finished the panel by added a gingko leaf at the bottom.



Next up is a card sending autumn greetings. I used one of my all-time favourite stamps – Concord & 9th’s Polka Dot Turnabout stamp in gold ink to cover the background of an A2 note card. I created the greeting from stamps in Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Autumn Sentiments in orange and brown inks. I used shades of brown to stamp the lined Gingko leaf images. I added colour to the leaves with the solid stamps. I placed the Sweet Gingko stencil over images and brushing on a touch of teal ink to the base of each leaf. All the images were die cut out with the Sweet Gingko die set. I adhered the orange leaf flat to the card and used dimensional pads for the other leaves.



Inside the card I cut a mat layer from orange card. On the white panel, I stamped a sentiment in the bottom corner and added another of the die cut gingko leaves.



When I decided to use this set of stamps and dies, I die cut lots of white gingko leaves using all the dies in the set. After making the cards above, I have lots of gingko leaves left and I’ll be making more cards with them soon. That’s all from me today. Take care.

Deborah, x

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