Can you believe it’s September already? Fall is in the air, even though it’s still blazing hot outside. It makes me start thinking of cooler weather and falling leaves. That was the inspiration for my card today.
This card my look complicated, but it’s surprisingly easy to make. I created the blurred, watercolor images with the For All Things stamp set and a Stampin’ Spritzer.
I create the background strip, I cut a piece of Shimmery White cardstock measuring 2″ x 5-1/4″. Then, I stamped the leaf image by first inking up the stamp with Delightful Dijon ink, then using a sponge to add Blackberry Bliss ink to the edges before stamping. I randomly stamped the leaf multiple times in this manner. Next, I filled a Stampin’ Spritzer with clear water and held it about 12″ from my paper and lightly spritzed until I got the desired bleeding. Once the paper was dry, I stamped Gorgeous Grunge splatters using Blackberry Bliss ink. Finally, I sponged the edges with more Blackberry Bliss ink. Voila … done. Isn’t that a gorgeous effect? I love the way the color bleeds and mixes.
It is very important to either use watercolor paper or Shimmery White for this technique as they both work well with lots of water.
I stamped and spritzed the smaller leaves and banner in the same manner. Certain ink colors appear to work better than others with this technique, and Blackberry Bliss works REALLY well.
For All Things includes a stamp that says “Grateful For You.” To just stamp the Grateful portion on the banner, I used a Stampin’ Write marker to only color that word. Afterwards, I stamped the whole stamp again on Rich Razzleberry paper and cut out the small banner.
Have you tried the Corrugated Paper? It comes in both White and Kraft, and it really adds a nice dimension to your handmade cards.
I finished off my card with some fun embellishments: Linen Thread (my all-time favorite because it works with just about everything), a 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accent in Delightful Dijon, and some Bohemian Designer Washi Tape.
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