Clean and simple was the motto for my September Card Class. I tend to go a bit overboard when designing. [Who me? Never! LOL!] I enjoyed creating this Colorful Seasons Bundle, Autumn Leaves design for my September Card Class stampers.
The oak tree in our front yard is starting to change colors. It is amazing to watch the entire tree change from green to crushed curry, and everything in between. I love when it’s full of green, cherry cobbler, cajun craze, pumpkin pie and crushed curry leaves all at once. All I can say is that tree inspired this design.
BASE: The clean and simple design has three layers of sparkle. Yeah, baby! It starts with a Shimmery White base. The “life if a beautiful thing” sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and embossed with Gold Emboss Powder.
BRANCH: To give some contrast I cut the “branch” from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits in Early Espresso. I dotted the branch with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue then placed on the card front.
FALL LEAVES: The Fall colored, variegated leaves are easy to achieve with Watercolor paper, reinkers and an Aqua Painter. Put a couple drops of reinker into your ink pad lids and with your Aqua Painter color swatches 1″ x 3″ onto Watercolor paper in Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry. Making sure to keep the Aqua Painter wet by squeezing frequently to release water.
Let the colors dry, [or if you like me, impatient] dry with your heat tool. Then cut the leaves from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits “Small Leaf” die. Before placing on your card brush the edges with Wink of Stella – Clear. [Very cool!] Finally, to add height and dimension place the leaves randomly, adhering some flat and popping others.
Thank you very much for stopping by today. Remember someone might be in need of a smile. Receiving a handmade card in the mail box could make their day. Have a great day!
- STAMP: Colorful Seasons
- PAPER: Shimmery White, Watercolor, Early Espresso
- INK: VersaMark
- REINKERS: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze
- ACCESSORIES: Thinlits–Seasonal Layers | Emboss Powder–Gold | Wink of Stella–Clear
Sparkly Hugs, Carol