Saturday, September 27, 2014

Celebrate Autumn

I had a great time playing with inks and card stock to make this card to celebrate the autumn season.  The card sketch is from  Cardabilities Challenge #107.

Supplies:  Cream card stock; Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Tomato Vine and Versa Magic Jumbo Java inks, Fantastix; Imagine Crafts Fireworks Tangelo, Lady Bug, and Dandelion, Walnut spray ink; Fiskars Burlap texture brayer; Technique Tuesday Same Time Next Year sentiment; Quickutz leaf dies; Spellbinder Nested Pennants; rubber brayer; brown fibers; Plaid Deckle ruler; dimensional foam adhesive dots and squares; glue dots.

Ink up the Burlap texture brayer with Kaleidacolor Tomato Vine ink.  Reverse the direction of the inkpad to cover the entire area of the brayer.  Stamp the cream card stock.  Re-ink the brayer to complete the coverage of the paper if desired.

Tie a section of fibers together at one end.

Use the ruler to tear deckled edges to desired size.  Mine is 5 ¼ x 6 ½.  Ink edges of burlap inked card stock with Jumbo Java ink. 

Spray Fireworks colors onto a plastic surface.  Lay card stock into marbled puddles.  Set aside to dry.

Die cut leaves using two styles of Quickutz dies.  Remove veins and spray with Walnut ink.  Set aside to dry.

Color vines of other leaves with a Fantastix and Jumbo Java. 

Use a brayer to ink cream card stock.  (You get a more rustic look on smooth card stock, versus a more blended look when the ink is brayered on glossy cardstock.)  Place pennant die over section of ink and stamp sentiment in center.  Die cut and emboss the pennant, then ink the edges with Jumbo Java.

Cut card to 6 ¾ x 11 and fold in half for the card base.  Assemble the card according to sketch.  Layer some leaves with different thicknesses of dimensional foam dots or squares.  Trim the fibers to fit card size.  Use glue dot to secure fibers.  Layer sentiment with thickest dimensional foam dots. 

Hope you enjoyed the use of fun techniques to create a card with just cream card stock and inks! 

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