Hello crafters, Joy here today with a beautiful, but unexpected Autumn color palette and gold foiling. You won’t believe how easy this card is to make so it is perfect for holiday card making and mass production. I used the Thanks stamp set, but you could use any of our digital stamps to get this fabulous look.

My mini slimline card features three of the leaves from the Thanks stamp set as well as the sentiment. I love that this is a digital stamp because not only could I size them to fit my project, but I could print them using a laser printer. I mention that because using a toner printer allows me to use reactive foil to add the shimmer and shine to my project.

Tip: Heat your laminator or Minc machine for about a half hour to get flawless results.

To create this card, I sized the leaves from the Thanks stamp set down to approximately 2 inches in height in my photo editing software and printed them on 3 different colors of cardstock. Thankfully, my scan n cut was able to detect the images on the colored cardstock so I was able to save time and have it “fussy cut” them for me. I love a bold sentiment so I sized the sentiment up a bit so it would be the focal point. Once everything was cut out and ready to go I applied the gold reactive foil to the images by running it through my laminator. I also decided to go with a little darker gray cardstock for my background and used a Cable Knit embossing folder to add texture, but you could use any folder that you have.

Once I had all the bits completed, I matted the embossed panel to gold mirror cardstock to add more shine. Next I arranged my leaves in clusters, and just glued down the stems so that they would have movement and dimension. The bold sentiment was also matted in gold and then popped up on foam tape before applying it over the cluster of leaves. I then added the entire thing to a mini slimline card base which measures 3.5×6.5 inches. I just love how this turned out, and it was super easy!

I hope all of this shimmer and shine gets you in the mood for Autumn and holiday crafting and maybe check out all that Joy Clair Designs has to offer. You can find the entire collection of digital and clear stamps HERE!

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