Wonderfall, Autumn Accents & How To Stamp On Die-Cuts

I'm not trying to hurry Summer along (since it's slipping by quite rapidly on its own), but I LOVE Fall!  It's my favorite season!  Unfortunately, with the drought we've had, it's highly doubtful that our autumn colors will be very spectacular. 

Guess I'll have to make due with some colorful leaf stamping using the new Wonderfall set!

Wonderfall - two cool

Oh my!  I absolutely love the color combination on these Two Cool cards for Fall!  The Midnight Muse, combined with Cajun Craze and More Mustard is so rich and striking!  I got the colors from the Comfort Café Designer Series Paper, even though I didn't use that paper here.  Sshhh!  Don't tell!

Wonderfall - warmest wishes  

The background of the card consists of pieces of both Orchard Harvest and First Edition Designer Series Papers.

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I wasn't sure I was going to like the Orchard Harvest paper with all the fruits and vegetables, but colors are scrumptious, and the back sides have beautiful checks and patterns that are more my style. 

Wonderfall - warmest wishes 2

I wrapped some Linen Thread around the piece before attaching it to the Cajun Craze card front.  Then I started adding some Wonderfall leaf accents, and finished it off with a Naturals Designer Button!

Wonderfall - kindness

I was so excited that there was a coordinating Autumn Accents Bigz Die that perfectly matches the shapes of the Wonderfall leaves.  Yay!  We don't have to hand-cut the leaves! 

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Since it's a Bigz Die, we'll be able to die-cut leaf shapes out of ANY material, including fabric and chipboard, and cut multiple layers at one time. 

But, hmmm…  How do you line up the stamped image with a Bigz Die?  Similar coordinating products have had Framelits, which are easier to line up after the stamping is done.  Lining up the stamped image with a regular die is nearly impossible!

Well, you know there's always an exception to every rule, so this time we'll have to go against my "stamp first, die-cut/punch next" rule, and stamp after the die-cut is made.  Here's how…

How To Stamp On Autumn Accents Die-Cuts

  • Start out by die-cutting the shapes you want to stamp with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.
  • Ink up your Wonderfall leaf image, then lay the stamp rubber-side-up on the table.

Wonderfall - die stamping 1

  • Carefully lay your die-cut shape on top.  This is similar to how I like to stamp with background stamps.

Wonderfall - die stamping 2

  • Rather than burnishing with your fingers, which could cause the small piece to shift and smear, gently lay another Clear Mount Block on top of the card stock and firmly press without rocking.
  • Lift up the block slowly…the card stock may be stuck to it and you don't want it to fall back onto the stamp. 

Wonderfall - kindness buttons

You'll be amazed at how easy it is to get the image pretty-darn-close-to-centered when you stamp them this way!  It's much easier than trying to stamp down onto the die-cut. Try it!

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