Welcome to the #181 Colors of Fall Challenge!
Don’t you just love all of the vibrant colors in our inspiration photo? I was inspired by the colors, the leaves and nature to create a Mixed Media card.
I pulled out a few retired Stampin’ Up! sets for this card and used a heat emboss resist technique.
As many of you know that follow my blog, I enjoy playing along with online challenges and will be linking this card to the Featured Designer Jeanne #181 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (far right column down Autumn Colors-Enamel Dots/Gems- Ink Blending). I used Nuvo™ Jewel Drops (hopefully they qualify as enamel dots).
I am also linking to the Use Your Stuff #468 "Autumn or Fall" Challenge (I chose Fall and used stamps that are many years old (French Foliage is from approx. 2010), the Shopping Our Stash #480 "Leaf Me Alone" Challenge , the Stamping Sensation October "All Things Autumn" Challenge , the We Love Stamping "Autumn" Challenge and the Make My Monday #184 "Autumn Flora or Fauna" Challenge (I love the leaves in the fall).
If you have not had a chance to visit our Design Team/gallery at The Card Concept Challenge, or the other challenge sites, I hope you will find time to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
This was a fairly easy Mixed Media card to create:
Using a stencil brush, apply Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink to the majority of a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” coated white cardstock panel.
Repeat the above with Candied Apple, Crazed Pumpkin, applying less ink than the Amber and heat set the ink with a heat tool.
De-static the panel with an embossing powder tool, ink the leaf images from the retired Stampin’ Up! French Foliage using Versamark™ ink, stamp a few leaves onto the panel (not overlapping at this point), apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
Create a mask for each leaf, apply a bit more distress oxide ink onto the panel, mask the leaves that have already been stamped and embossed, ink the stamps again with Versamark™ ink, stamp over the masked leaves and repeat the above embossing steps.
Once you have embossed the leaves to your satisfaction, apply Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide ink over the embossed images. Wipe the ink off the embossed images.
Using a purple water-based marker, deepen the shadows around some of the leaves and blend into the background,
Ink the script stamp with Versafine™ Onyx Black and repeatedly stamp over the background (sporadic and not pressing too hard), stamping off to lighten the ink as well.
Repeat the above with the canceled postage image and stamp the Gorgeous Grunge splatter image with Seedless Preserves. Wipe off the ink from the embossed images and heat set the background carefully (being careful not to melt the previously embossed leaves).
Trim the panel, mount onto light yellow cardstock, trim again and mount onto black cardstock. Adhere the panel to a white card base.
De-static a scrap piece of black cardstock, ink the sentiment from Moon Lake with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
Cut the pieces of the sentiment apart and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.
To finish off the card, add a few Nuvo™ Morning Dew Jewel Drops and allow them to dry naturally.
Stamp Sets: French Foliage, Gorgeous Grunge, Moon Lake (all retired Stampin’ Up!)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide- Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Seedless Preserves; Stampin’ Write Elegant Eggplant Marker, Nuvo™ Morning Dew Jewel Drops
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