Another beautiful fall day here on the Westcoast. The sun is shining and it's cool and crisp out. I should be out raking leaves, but I bought some new play things from Cherish The Thought yesterday and had to try them out. :)
I purchased the new Sizzix / Hero Arts set of stamp and matching embossing folder called "Artistic Fern". It's a beautiful stamp and decided that it might look really good done with the Watercolor Spritz technique. Not only is it a beautiful stamp, but once it is run through with the matching embossing folder, the results are fabulous!! I so loved the look of this stamp that I saw another Sizzix / Hero Arts combo called Framelits that had the same stamp only in a smaller version (along with matching die-cut). I bought that as well and used the smaller stamp for the inside of my card. Hope you like.
Stamps: Artistic Fern (Hero Arts); For You (Rubber-Art Stamps)
Paper: Early Espresso, Autumn Traditions (retired), watercolor (SU!)
Ink: Early Espresso; Stampin' Write markers: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze
Accessories & Tools: Water mister, Sizzix "Artistic Fern" embossing folder, Big Shot, dark brown suede strips ($1 Store), sticky strips and dimensionals
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I inked the stamp using Stampin' Write markers; randomly on the leaves - More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze; Early Espresso for the branches. I misted the stamped with water and stamped onto a large piece of watercolor paper. I let it dry thoroughly and then ran it through my Big Shot with the matching Sizzix embossing folder. I cut the stamped and embossed image to size and mounted it on a frame of Early Espresso cardstock. I wrapped two pieces of dark brown suede strips around the bottom, tying one with a knot just off center.
I mounted the background Autumn Traditions DP onto a card base of Early Espresso cardstock. I mounted the framed main panel on top, popping it up with dimensionals.
I inked the sentiment in Early Espresso ink, misted with water, and stamped onto a small piece of watercolor paper. Once dry, I cut it to size and framed it with a thin frame of Early Espresso cardstock. I added it on top of the suede strips, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.