I am the guest designer this week at the City Crafter Challenge blog for their challenge Fall Has Arrived. You might be getting tired of hearing this same theme from me, but it is a measure of my gratitude to the ladies for asking me to join them. Time is very short to join this challenge. Get your post together and link up quickly as the challenge closes tonight. For this challenge you can create a project or pick an element from the photo inspiration.
This card was made using the following techniques which are similar to the one in the challenge entry. Here's the details:
- The background was made by sprinkling Brilliant Red, Orange and Yellow Brushos watercolor crystals onto Strathmore watercolor paper. I then used a spray bottle to mist water over the paper. It created these splashes of color. I did leave the paper flat and used a heat tool to dry so I didn't (purposefully) get too much watercolor effect. This technique leaves wonderful bursts of color that are perfect for this card.
- I die cut the leaves with my Momenta Cut 'N Emboss Leaf die from some glitter paper. I inked the emboss plate from the leaf die using brown Archival Ink. The ink added the leaf veins and created beautiful focal points on the card.
- The sentiment came from a Raisin Boat Thankful stamp set. I stamped in brown Archival Ink and hand cut the banner, edging in Distress Inks.