Fall is certainly here, and I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with some fall and holiday-focused stamps and dies. Recently the gorgeous new ink pads from Pigment Craft Co landed on my doorstep, and I’m not lying when I say that I was up well past my bedtime swatching them out that night!
This past weekend I had some fun playing with the new colors, mixing and matching the Pigment Falling Leaves stamp set and coordinating dies with a few sentiment stamps in my stash. This year I’m far more into autumn color palettes than I have been in the past, and for this little duo, decided to combine Pigment inks in Turmeric and Fig with Pinkfresh Studio Regal Kiss and Apricot and The Stamp Market Orchid.
For the first card, I used a Spellbinders diagonal stripe embossing folder to create a textured background on white cardstock. This folder is actually intended for mini slimline cards, but because my background panel was trimmed to 3.5″ wide x 4.75″ tall, it fit inside without any problems. Knowing I was going to make 2 cards, I stamped and die cut lots of leaves from the Pigment Falling Leaves set, then assembled them and began to play with different arrangements.
I decided on a vertical layout, secured them in place on the background panel, and then wrapped a piece of twine ribbon around the panel. You can’t see it in the photos, but the ribbon (a random find at Michaels) has bits of glitter in it and gives the card some really pretty sparkle! I embossed a Happy Birthday sentiment from the Avery Elle Everyday Circles stamp set on Eggplant cardstock, then layered it on top of a slightly larger vellum circle over the middle of the card.
For the second design, I used up my leftover leaves in a more simple layout, cascading them downward over a plain white card base. This time, I stamped the sentiment from the same Avery Elle Everyday Circles stamp set directly on the card panel. To give the card an even stronger fall feel, I added some matte gold sequins and tied on a piece of white and yellow string along the left side.
This Falling Leaves stamp and die duo is certainly going to be one of my new go-to’s every fall, and below are a few other cards that I’ve been creating with it:
I’d love to know: Have you tried the new Pigment Craft Co ink pads yet? What’s your favorite color in the fall palette? I’m definitely into Turmeric and Fig, but Glow (a light pink) is also stunning! If you haven’t done so yet, I highly recommend checking out this video on the Pigment Youtube channel. Regardless of whether you have Pigment’s inks, or others with foam pads, this is super helpful, must-have knowledge for stampers!