Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Colorful Autumn Thank You

We have a colorful challenge at Retro Rubber BlogChallenge.  A few lovely autumn colors.  Go check out the fantastic cards the Design Team has created!

I decided to resurrect an old technique to incorporate all these colors into fall inspired Thank You Card.

I inked a section of glossy white cardstock with a series of dye-based Memento inks in Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves, and Elderberry.  After letting the ink dry I stamped the Judikens Fall Leaves Maple Leaf from 1995 in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The final step was inking over the entire surface in Memento Expresso Truffle and then buffing the ink off the embossed areas with a paper towel.  This creates a beautiful multicolored background don’t you think?

After inking up another section of glossy white cardstock it is die cut with Sizzix Thinlits 3-D Drop-Ins Thank You sentiment.  The background is a green vellum.  A strip of grosgrain ribbon with a knot adhered under the sentiment ties the whole card together.

Please do join us over at Retro Rubber and play along with this fun challenge. 

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  1. Beautiful card, Neva! I really like the results of using that resist technique and using that very pretty truffle color was great! I am going to have to try that technique soon. Thanks for the reminder!!

  2. Neva, love the look of your resist technique on your beautiful card and how you took the colors of the inspiration photo to create the background and the fabulous and bold sentiment.

  3. Great card Neva, I love your big bold colourful sentiment. And that background is making me want to play with leaf stamps. Claire

  4. Love your multicolored background and the way you incorporated it into the letters! Terrific card! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls!

  5. LOVE this card! I love how you got all of the colors represented. It really looks so shimmery and soft! Stunning card!

  6. This is such a great technique. I did a class using it earlier this year and all my people loved doing it. It's got such a lot of wow factor! I like how you've drawn the colours into your sentiment as well. It's lovely work, Neva.

  7. What a great background! Love those leaves. Great job and thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Us Girls.

  8. Your old technique yielded gorgeous results. Looks just like the conglomeration of fall colors I see outside my window. Really pretty!

    Thanks for joining us for our Thank You Card challenge at Cut it Up!


  9. What a great CAS sketch and wonderful creation!

  10. Beautiful effect & such a pretty leaf image! Wonderful card!

  11. Neva, I love this technique and you did a wonderful example for it!! The thank you sentiment is amazing! Great job, teammie!!


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