Hi all. I have an autumnal card today made for one of our friends, and I decided to use a set of leaves which I got a while ago but have not got round to using until now. It is by Chocolate Baroque and called From Nature 1, and I used four of the leaves for my card. I also used a bird and a sentiment from a freebie set called British Garden Birds which came with a magazine a few months ago and included some dies, an embossing folder of some branches to sit the birds on, and also some toppers and papers.
I decided to make a 7" x 5" card, though in the end I did cut it down a bit to fit the snippet of white card I had in mind, and decided to make a frame of leaves above and below the central sentiment strip. I used my Misti stamp positioner and randomly stamped the leaves to the top and bottom of the card. I used quite a few different Distress Inks mixing them on the stamps and spritzing with a little water to give them the autumn tints. I also used a waterbrush to add extra ink and also to mix and soften the colours in some places. When I had finished this I used some Adirondack Stonewashed Ink to blend around the leaves and over the whole background.
I finished by stamping the bird and the sentiment on to another snippet of white card using Versamark and heat set with WOW Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder. I then ink blended around the edges of the strip with the blue ink and added it to the leafy background, and finally mounted it on to the white card.
Thank you for dropping by today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
The Snippets Playground Challenge - No. 439 Where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.
Allsorts Challenge - No. 699 Colours of Autumn.
We Love Stamping October Challenge - Autumn Colours.
Stamping Sensations October Challenge - All Things Autumn.
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - No. 307 Autumnal Colours.
NBUS Challenge - No. 43 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers October Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.