Monday, September 25, 2017
We Blossom and Flourish
This morning I am sharing another quick and easy card that I designed this past weekend using the clear stamp set, Season of Change (retired now but orginally purchased from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - designed by Dina Kowal dba dkdesigns).
This card was a bit of an experiment and I used the Splitcoaststampers CC653 "Don't Eat Olives with Cherry and Pumpkin Pie" Color Challenge (dessert option- leaves) along with the Little Red Wagon #412 “Leaf it to Me” Challenge and my second card for the AAA Cards Game #99 “Autumn Colours” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to check out the challenge sites yet, I encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Ink the maple leaf image from Season of Change with carved pumpkin distress ink, lightly sponge Fired Brick onto the image and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock.
2). Create a mask for the maple leaf, mask the stamped leaf, ink the smaller oak leaf image with peeled paint distress ink, sponge carved pumpkin ink onto the image and stamp onto the panel.
3). Repeat the steps above with the maple leaf again using fired brick, aged mahogany and carved pumpkin distress ink and stamp onto the panel.
4). Lightly mist the ink and use a heat tool to dry the entire panel. The leaves were pretty at this stage but I lost some of the detail with the watercolor (experimenting :-)) and so the next step helped bring back the detail.
5). Re-align the stamps over the inked images, de-static the panel with an embossing powder tool and stamp the leaf images one at a time using Versafine™ Black Onyx Ink (masking as needed). Apply clear embossing powder, heat with the heat tool and repeat. Use a water brush to add additional ink as needed and a light wash behind the sentiment area.
6). Ink the sentiment from Season of Change using Versafine™ Black Onyx Ink, apply clear embossing powder, heat with the heat tool and allow the embossing to cool. Add a few splatters to the card with a small splatter stamp and peeled paint distress ink.
7). Die cut the panel with the MFT Die-namics™ Blueprints 20 Stitched Rectangle Frame die, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and adhere to the white card base.
8). Finish off the card by adding shimmer to the leaves with a clear glitter pen.
Stamp Sets: Season of Change (retired dkdesigns from SNSS), Timeless Textures (Stampin' Up!)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Tim Holtz® Distress Ink- Aged Mahogany, Carved Pumpkin, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories/Tools: Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™, Big Shot™, MFT Blueprints 20 Die
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! Hugs and I hope all of you have a wonderful week!