Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Life Is Beautiful!

Fall is my very favorite season of the year.  I love the colors and the crispness in the air.  I love wearing sweaters and boots...but I digress!  Colors -- a lot of deep pigment hues.  Think about  espresso, pumpkin, mustard, eggplant, avacado.  My stomach is rumbling a bit!  Is that why I love fall colors so much?  I digress again.

I wanted to use some techniques that would be fun (and teachable for workshops).  The base of the card is from our new In Color Peach Parfait.  One of my favorite techniques is stamping an image with Versamark and then using a clear embossing powder over it. You can do this on designer series paper and then brayer a solid color over it.  The clear embossed image will then be the only images with the designer series paper design.

However, I did not have the fall DSP in the mini so I did my clear embossing on Very Vanilla cardstock and then sponged Elegant Eggplant, Peach Parfait, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, and Always Avacado. When you sponge the different colors, really pounce it like you would if you were stenciling.

The stamp set is the new French Foliage Stamp Set from the new Holiday Mini.  I took my largest acrylic block from the colletion and arranged the three different leaf stamps on the large block so I only had to stamp once.  This is great when you want to do a large quantity of the same design and you want them to look identical.

The sentiment, Life is Beautiful, is from the Style Beautiful stamp set. I punched it out using the new Decorative Label punch from the Holiday Mini in More Mustard card stock and sponged Always Avocado around the edges.  Then I punched a 2 1/2" circle and ran it through the crimper tool.  Last, Very Vanilla
5/8" satin ribbon.

Welcome Fall!!!

1 comment:

  1. You forgot to mention this card won you the new black jewels from the mini catalog, in our card swap contest! Loved it, Great job!!!

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