Friday, October 28, 2016

Thank You Card with Katelyn Grosart

Hey Southern Ridge fans, Katelyn here and I'm back on the blog today to share some more inspiration from our current monthly challenge which is "Fall".  Today I've got a Fall Thank you card for you that will be sure to inspire you to create. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and learn how I transformed my chipboard pieces to create the perfect additions to my Fall card. Don't forget, there's only 4 days left to play along in our challenge!

To start, you'll want to take out the small frame from the Victorian Lace Frame set. With the small frame out, cover the frame in a layer of VersaMark Ink. Once the frame is covered in ink, sprinkle Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder. Tap off the excess powder and emboss with a heat tool. Once the powder has cooled down, if there are spots that didn't get embossed, go back over them with a layer of VersaMark Ink. Sprinkle the Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder over top, tap off the excess and emboss with your heat tool. 

Next, select whichever three leaves you'd like from the Skeleton Leaves set. The first leaf will be painted with Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint, the second leaf will be painted with Mustard Seed Distress Paint and the third leaf will be painted with Seedless Preserves Distress Paint. Each leaf will need two coats of paint. Once the paint has dried, apply a layer of VersaMark Ink to each leaf and sprinkle Fine Clear Embossing Powder overtop of each leaf. Tap off excess and emboss with your heat tool.

Cut two pieces from the Honeycomb Pattern. Once your happy with the size of your honeycomb pieces, paint them using Walnut Stain Distress Paint. You'll need at least two coats of paint on each piece. 

The last pieces that will need to be embossed are two of the Bare Branches. First cover each branch in two coats of Walnut Stain Distress Paint. Once the paint has dried, cover each branch in a layer of VersaMark Ink. With the ink on the branches, sprinkle Fine Clear Embossing Powder overtop of the branches. Tap off the excess and emboss with a heat tool.

For the sentiment, I cut a circle using my Elizabeth Craft Stitched Circles Dies and 100lb White Cardstock. Once the circle had been cut,  apply Potting Soil Archival Ink to the Thank You Sentiment and stamp in the middle of the circle. Adhere the sentiment circle to the Victorian Frame. Note: You'll notice in the picture, the sentiment was stamped in black. I decided to change the colour and re-stamp my sentiment, but forgot to take a new picture. 

Before adhering all the layers to the card base, I adhered the Honeycomb pattern to the top left and bottom right hand corners overtop of the first layer of patterned paper. In order to show more of the honeycomb pattern, I tore the paper in the bottom right hand corner up and laid the pieces flat. In the top left hand corner, I did the same thing, except tore the paper down and laid the pieces flat. 

Here's a close up of how the centre of the card looks once the frame, leaves and branches have been added. To finish around the frame, I added a variety of brown roses in 10mm and 15mm sizes. The flowers still looked bare, so I added some leaves to certain flowers. To finish the flower area, I added small pinecone charms in amongst the flowers. 

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

- Thank You Stamp (Coming Soon)
- 15mm Brown Roses
- 10mm Dark Brown Roses
- Leaves

Other Supplies Used:

- Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder, Fine Clear Embossing Powder, Pinecone Charms and 100lb White Cardstock
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Distress Paint - Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Seedless Preserves
- Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink
- Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts: VersaMark Ink
- Elizabeth Crafts Design: Stitched Circles
- Paper House: Autumn Woods
- Simple Stories: Oh Snap Decorative Paper
- Misc: Heat Tool

Remember to play along in the monthly challenge over on the 
Southern Ridge Trading Company blogEach month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the online store - -$20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! 

Until Next Time!



  1. Wow, Katelyn! This is a stunner. I absolutely love the colours you used. Gorgeous all around.

  2. Gorgeous Katelyn, love the layered background and the lace frame looks amazing embossed! Thanks for sharing it, Deb xo

  3. This is really gorgeous with those rich autumn colors and that lace frame looks amazing with the Burnt Copper Leaves. I love those bare branches, too. Stunning card an so inspiring! Hugs!

  4. Beautiful card, great tutorial! Love the techniques used.