Did you notice the Cork Paper on page 55 of the Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog? It’s really easy to work with. It can be punched, die cut or stamped on. It’s light weight and works great for accents.
For this card, I started with a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of the Cork Paper and used my Stamparatus to stamp the large flower from the Natures Harvest stamp set. I thought that I might have to stamp twice to get a dark image because of the texture on the Cork but it stamped perfectly the first time. Using the Stamparatus would be optional, but I would suggest it as a safety measure in case the image didn’t stamp well the first time. At $7.50 for two 12″ x 12″ sheets, I wouldn’t want to waste almost 1/6 of a sheet because the image wasn’t dark enough.
I used the Soft Pastels and a Q-Tip to add a hint of color to the flowers and stems. Make sure the ink has time to dry first and use a daubing motion rather than rubbing.
Cork 3 3/4″ x 5″
Early Espresso 4″ x 5 1/4″
Crumb Cake 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
Crumb Cake Base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″
I had this in mind for a masculine card, so it was left rather simple and clean. There are some pretty Brushed Metallic Adhesive Dots that are part of the Harvest Meadow Suite which would give the card a bit more sparkle and shine. Be sure to check out the entire Harvest Meadow Suite for more fall inspired card making or scrapbooking.
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the fall sunshine.
P.S. I noticed that the Cork Paper is currently on backorder but has an expected arrival date of November 8.