Hi friends! Today marks the start of Simon Says Stamp‘s annual celebration known as Stamptember, and today I’m taking part in a great big blog party full of inspiration. If you’ve been looking for some ideas for your autumn and holiday card making, I’m certain you’ll find it today! And, if you’re brand new to my blog, I’m thrilled that you’re here!
Fall gets my brain thinking about Thanksgiving and leaves, so when I saw the new Simon Says Stamp Ornate Leaves die set, a thank-you card felt like a very natural choice. You can never have too many thank you cards in your stash, right?
To get started, I used the Simon Says Stamp Brushstroke Messages stamp set (an oldie but a goodie!) to create a fall-inspired background. This exact stamp set doesn’t appear to be sold anymore, but this one is quite similar and could be used to achieve the same sort of result.
When my background was finished, I trimmed down my white card panel to 3.5″ x 4.75″ and heat embossed a ‘thank you’ from the stamp set underneath. At this point the panel was all set to welcome the star of the show, one of the Ornate Leaves! In honor of my Canadian roots I picked the one that looked like a maple leaf and die cut it twice from white cardstock. Rather than fiddling around with a glue pen to stack and stick them together (which is totally fine if you love to do that!), I backed my white cardstock with a double-sided adhesive sheet before die cutting. This way, I could be confident that the layers wouldn’t come apart, and that the full leaf would stick very securely on my card.
After adhering the leaf over my colorful background “brush strokes” (aka stamping) I mounted the panel onto my A2 card base with foam tape and finished with a few metallic gold pearls.
You can check out all the new goodies in the Stamptember release here, and since free gifts are ALWAYS fun, I’ve got one for you! By using the code below, you can get a free Dot Runner plus 2 refills with a purchase at Simon Says Stamp of $30 or more.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and if this is the first time we’ve met, I’d love to be friends on Instagram! You can find me at @mycraftyperspective. Happy Stamptember, and happy crafting!
55 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Release: Ornate Leaves”
Love this die set! Did not order it in my first order…. Why?…. I was trying to be good! But I failed miserably because I placed a second order to get this die and other things!! Yikes! Great card!!
Your card is absolutely stunning….I love the simplicity and your color choices.
Thank you for your creative inspiration.
Wonderful blended look of background and dimension with crisp white leaf on top.
Beautiful choice of colours! Great die!
Love the way the background shines through the leaves! So much possibilities . Love the style of your card!
Love the detail on these dies. Beautiful card!
Love this beautiful card!
I bought this die on the release night, so I’m very happy that you chose it for your card! It is a beautiful, easy design, which I love. Thanks for the inspiration!
Love your beautiful background colors you used. I have been on the fence about the leafs and now I’m convinced I need them for sure, thanks for helping me make my decision!
Love the background you created for this beautiful leaf silhouette! The colors work so well together. Guess I’m going to have to add this die set to my shopping list. Thanks for the inspiration!
This is such a fun card–great colors!
This is a lovely card! I have never seen this brush stroke stamp! I love it!
Fabulous design and wonderful colors!!
Pretty card. The color combination of inks is great!
Very nice card…clean and classy
This is such a beautiful card! Lovely in every single way!
What a simple but beautiful card! Very inspiring use for the die.
Wow!!! Simple yet Gorgeous!!! TFS
Love the color palette and great design of your fall card!
Beautiful card, Amber; enjoyed learning about your journey as well and have added you to my blog reader! TFS!
I love this so much! Your color choices and the simplicity really blessed me. TFS.
leaves are a favorite of mine, love the colors, sweet card
thanks for sharing
So simple but so beautiful. Great inspiration!
Wow beautiful simple colorful card
Beautiful dies. Love the color combination.
Love this die set! Your card is simply beautiful!
Such a simple yet elegant card.
I tried ordering this die set today and it is out of stock. I’ll have to wait, but I WILL get it! Thanks for using it in your beautiful card!
Love this card. I will be going back to get this die that resisted at first!
I knew I had to have this leaf as soon as I saw it! Such a nice card!
I love when designers go deep in their stash, rather than introducing something new and elusive to me. Makes me think about what I might have in my stash that I can use to create the same effect. This card is so pretty and I especially love the ink colors!
I LOVE this card!!!! Love the colour choices love the leaf just beautiful!!!
Love this clean and simple card. Thank you.
Love your card it is so elegant. Thanks for the inspiration!
Omgosh! This die is so beautiful! So many possibilities! I need it! Love the background on this die too, love the colors. Beautiful!
Terrific background stamps to create those bands of color to help the ornate leaf die to pop off the page.
Love the colors for the background and the leaf dies are top of my wish list.
This is so pretty. I love your color choices for the background.
I love the colors. A beautiful card!
Very Pretty color combo for the background behind the leaf die cut!! Lovely Thank you card. I really like that font of the Thank, off to look for what stamp set it’s in!
What an inspiring background idea!
Amazing card beautiful yet so simple.
I love this card – a beautiful, fresh approach to autumn. Thanks for sharing!
Love how easy this card is, yet it’s striking! The colors are perfect.
I like it. Ditto to all the nice comments above.
Such a simple, beautiful card… love those soft colors!!
Hello fellow Canadian! Glad to see the maple leaf displayed so beautifully. Glad I ordered the die now that you have inspired me.
Very pretty card Angela. Love the colors and this die set.