Monday, October 23, 2017

Autumn Elegance

Good morning! Are you ready for a new week? 

I'm taking a break from making kid's cards for a little while. The last few posts when I've made holiday cards have given me a chance to remember some of my favorite styles besides whimsical and CAS. 

For today's autumn card I wanted to go for layers and elegance. I began by getting inky creating with Distress Oxide Inks. 

Using watercolor paper, I loosely painted these three colors onto a panel. I dried it and repeated this process until I got the look I wanted, ending by flicking some of the colors onto the paper and also flicking a few spatters of water onto the design. 

I stamped the leaf outlines over this background in Fired Brick and Peeled Paint Oxide Inks and then die cut the leaves. The photo above shows the leaves close up and is closest in color to how they really look. All the images came from the same sheet of paper that I colored even though they look like they are different colors.

After die cutting the images I used my Copic markers to add details and shading. 

Having texture and details in the images, I wanted to add more layers and texture to the card. I embossed Very Vanilla card stock with a leafy design and layered it onto a card base with a layer of fun foam behind it. The tag was stamped, and heat embossed in gold. A few flicks of spattered gold paint tie in that element. 

Finally, I wrapped it all up with a Kraft silky Seam Binding bow. 

Here's a look at the markers I got out, although I didn't use them all . 

Hope you've enjoyed my card today! 

Be yourself
Delight in your craft 
Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:
Stamps:  WPlus9 - Autumn Leaves stamps and dies, Bold Banner Greetings

Accessories: SU - ribbon, Darice - embossing folder

I was inspired by the elegant tone on tone layers on the cake and the leaf colors.'m playing along with challenges at The Card Concept and Simon Says.