Tuesday, October 1, 2013


A dear friend (and one of my down-line) has been ill recently and I was in need of a "Get Well" card to cheer her up.  We have a lovely section in the Holiday Catalogue dedicated to Thanks Giving.  While we don't celebrate this holiday as New Zealander's that doesn't mean the images can't be used for other things!  I chose to use the Magnificent Maple stamp for her card.

This image lent itself beautifully to the emboss resist technique.  Enjoy the tutorial!!

Calypso Coral card base - 29.6cm x 10.5cm (score in half at 14.8cm)
Soft Suede mat - 12.8cn x 8.5cm
Whisper White - 12.5cm x 8.2cm
Magnificent Maple, Feel Goods
Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizazz, Versamark
Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, White (or clear) Embossing Powder, Sponges for the above inks, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Pear Pizzaz ribbon, Brad, Piercing Tool

Step by Step:
1.  Rub the Whisper White cardstock with the embossing buddy to remove static.
2.  Stamp sentiment in Versamark ink in the centre of the card and sprinkle with embossing powder.  Heat set with Heat Gun.
3.  Gently sponge the coloured inks randomly over the front of the card, using small circular motions.
4.  Stamp the Maple image in different colours over the card front.
(NB: The embossed sentiment will resist the ink you are putting on.)
5.  Adhere the completed artwork to the Soft Suede mat.
6.  Pierce a hole in the top right corner of this mat.  Fold your ribbon piece to create a bow. Place a brad over the centre of the ribbon and poke the tines of the brad through the punched hole.  Secure the tines at the back of the card.
7.  Adhere the Soft Suede piece to the front of the Calypso Coral card-base with Dimensionals.


  1. Definitely Magnificent! Thanks for the tutourial :-)

  2. Paula,
    This card is absolutley beautiful. Unbelievablly beautiful.
    It is the best "fall" card I have ever seen.
    I sure wish I could be at your classes.

  3. This is so thoughtful of you and your card is stunning! i love it :)

  4. Stunning card, the colors are so vivid and I love your stamping and resist techniques. Really an amazing creation!

  5. yep a stunner Paula!

  6. I was looking around Pinterest and saw this card. I love the colours. Very pretty, and the bonus how to was very generous. Thank you for the inspiration.

  7. I love this card! It is so cheerful and a real celebration of Autumn! Thanks so much for sharing this inspiring card.

  8. Where can you buy the Magnificent Maple stamp?

    1. Hi Donna, the Magnificent Maple stamp is now retired and no longer available. However, Stampin' Up! have two sets that are current which have similar qualities. If you live in New Zealand, I am happy to help, otherwise you will need to contact a demo in your own country to purchase. Hope this helps!

    2. Paula, I got your card included with my free handmade cards collections that you placed yours in ,maybe ? Paper scizzors. If I am wrong please correct, but I am so happy that I got the chance to see your beautiful card and the directions are such a blessing! Lisa

  9. so very pretty this is and thanks for sharing. Donna S

  10. Such a beautiful fall card. Thanks for sharing!!

  11. Love this card! Thank you for sharing 😊


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