I hope your week has been fabulous! It's been a bit rainy and cool here in Washington, but I absolutely love it because fall is in the air!! Don't get me wrong...I love summer too but nothing beats cooler weather and the smell of fall. Which is what inspired my card today, along with getting new goodies from Newton's Nook :)
To start my card, I blended together 4 different colors of ink onto a piece of cardstock. Then stamped my leaves from the Falling Into Autumn set from Newton's Nook with Versamark and clear embossed them so the ink colors below would show through but be protected so I could go over the whole background with black ink. I left the black ink layer a little light so that hints of the colors below would show through but the black would still be bold enough to make the leaves pop. I learned this technique from a card that Kelly Latevola shared over on the A2Z Scrapbooking blog.
Lets just say I loved it and will probably be using it a lot more :)
I couldn't decide how to add my kitty from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin set to this fun background. I didn't really want to stamp her on white and have all that bright white paper clashing with such a dark bold background. In the end I decided to stamp her onto watercolor paper and watercolored her in to match my sweet Cloud. Die cut out some grass and blended some greens to give it a little dimension. Then popped it all up on foam tape.
The sentiment is from the Autumn Blessings set from Simon Says Stamp. I clear embossed that onto watercolor paper and then blended the red around it, just like I did with the background, making sure the edges were a bit darker than the rest of the tag.
To finish it all off, I die cut a curve along the bottom and added some sweet Lawn Fawn paper so it would just barely peek out.
Love this card so much! It's nice to finally get the chance to really play at my work desk. We've had so much going on that my desk has not seen a lot of love. But hopefully that is changing now :)
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
AAA Cards #47-Spectacular Embossing
Creative Inspirations #325-Warm Colors
Incy Wincy Designs-Anything Goes
Newton's Ink Paws Challenge #24-Sketch
Simon Says Stamp-Make It Colorful
The Paper Shelter #217-Embossing
Time Out #39-Make Your Mark
Thanks for stopping by! <3