A Way With Words Els van de Burgt Studio Shimmer Sheetz Soft Finish Cardstock

A Way With Words – Autumn

July 16, 2016


Hello Everyone!!!  I hope this post finds you well!!  It’s Wanda here today.  We are in the midst of summer with some pretty hot days and then a couple cool ones thrown in over the holiday weekend earlier this month.  Cool enough that it made you think of Autumn.  It’s not often here in southern Iowa that you’d need a jacket on a July day!!!  So I took that cool weather motivation and created an Autumn piece that will look beautiful sitting on the counter in my kitchen when Autumn really gets here.  

Let’s get started.  My finished piece is about 5″ x 7″.

  • Using a ruler, tear the corrugated packing material to be approximately 5″ x 7″.
  • Die cut Autumn from White Velvet Adhesive Sheet and Black Cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Lightly color the center of the velvet Autumn with Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin.  Adhere velvet Autumn to black, offsetting the words to create a shadow.  Set aside.
  • Cut Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″.  Color piece with Alcohol Inks.  I have rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and use that to clean my craft sheet while working.  I also gave my panel one spray with it from about 18″ away letting the mist settle and dried it.  This gave a speckling that is subtle but a nice addition.  Emboss panel with Damask Embossing Folder.  Lightly sand panel to bring out the design but don’t remove all the color from the high spots.
  • Attach this panel to a White Soft Finish Cardstock panel leaving a small border.


  • The pieces for the Chrysanthemum were cut from Soft Finish Cardstock, Sunflower and True Green.  Shading/highlights were added with PanPastels.  In the picture you see two large flowers, two medium flowers, three small flowers, one set of leaves, and I did cut two stems and adhere them together.  The pieces were shaped using Susan’s Garden Tools and following the directions in Susan’s Chrysanthemum Video.


  • Add color to the corrugate with Fossilized Amber Distress Paint.  Wrap Shimmer Sheetz panel with Black Twine.  Twirl up excess twine and glue in just a couple of spots.  Attach panel to corrugate with Foam Mounting Tape.  Remove backing from Autumn and attach to panel.  Assemble flower onto card.
  • Cut Card Stand/Easel from Black Shimmer Sheetz.  Emboss with Damask Embossing Folder.  Fold stand.  Place Autumn Piece in stand.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

  • Corrugated Packaging
  • Black Cardstock
  • Black Twine
  • Alcohol Inks – Raisin, Caramel (Ranger)
  • Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin (Ranger)
  • Distress Paint – Fossilized Amber (Ranger)
  • Sanding Block
  • Foam Mounting Tape



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  • jmhave44 July 19, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Love the rich shades of color you’ve achieved on the shimmer sheetz. Looks so stunning as a background for the lovely flowers and awesome die sentiment. Well done!

  • josetvdburgt July 17, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Everything combines so beautiful together. Love the colors!

  • Kathleen Adams July 16, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful! I agree the texture and colors are just perfection!

    • wandahentges July 17, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you, Kathleen!!!

  • Raquel Mason July 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Beautiful colors and textures!!!

    • wandahentges July 16, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Thank you, Raquel!!!

  • Shelly Schmidt July 16, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Loving the beautiful background : ) The die cut is so pretty- love the tip on the shadow, and your flower is so pretty!

    • wandahentges July 16, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Thank you, Shelly!!!!

  • wandahentges July 16, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Thank you, Jan!!!

  • Jan Castle July 16, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Very pretty autumn card…love the layered flower!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Nancy Yoder July 16, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Rustic, lovely, autumn-y, perfect for this gray Indiana morning…but your
    autumn-y design too puts me in the fall mood. But soon summer will return with a vengeance…sailboats will rein, birds tweeting! Glorious world we live in! Thanks for sharing! Love your work!

    • wandahentges July 16, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Thank you, Nancy!!! We’ve had a couple of cool mornings and nice days but the heat will be returning here too.

  • Sue July 16, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Very pretty, love the colors you choose

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