Friday, November 27, 2015

The Leaves Grow Old

I almost think I love late autumn best of all, when the sky hangs low with wintery-looking clouds and those last bright leaves still cling to the tree branches.  I’m forever trying to capture this look on paper.  

For this card, I knew I wanted to do some double-layer stamping. 

I dotted in colorful leaves with yellow and orange dye ink...

 ...and then added  Imagine Crafts/Tsukinedo Amplify! to make the bigger tree pop from the page without adding a lot of extra bulk.

I fell in love, first with this quote and then with my card, and I decided to send it to my aunt June for her 89th birthday.

Materials Needed
 Tsukineko:       Kaleidacolor Tahiti ink;   Radiant Neon Warm ink;  Memento Rich Cocoa ink;          Radiant Neon Amplify! Electric Orange and Electric Yellow;  Sponge daubers;   Bullet tip Fantastix
·        Sheer Shimmer Spritz;  Tear It! Tape

·        Inkadinkado:  Fall Trees stamp set
       Penny Black:  Fantasy Tree stamp
·        Pretty Pink Posh:  Stitched Banner Duo die set
·        Momenta:  Gemtone Basics 8 x 8 cardstock pad
·        Miscellaneous:  kraft and white cardstock, heat gun, calligraphy pen, temporary adhesive

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Autumn Birthdays

I can't help it.  I'm hooked on fall, even if the weather doesn't always cooperate.  So any birthdays this time of year are likely to celebrate the season as well.

Here I experimented with a couple of new stamp pads from Imaginecrafts/tsukineko, not blending the sponging too much.

  •  Kaleidacolor Tahiti ink
  •   Radiant Neon Warm ink
  •   Memento Rich Cocoa ink
  •  sponge daubers 

  •   Fall Trees stamp set    

·        The Paper Studio

  • Dendrology paper pad