Monday, September 19, 2011

Gently Falling

Today's CAS (clean and simple) challenge is "Leaves".  I recently bought the Gently Falling stamp set from SU!  It's a two-part stamp set and perfect for watercoloring.  I used the watercolor spritz technique for this card.  Hope you like.

"Gently Falling"

Stamps:  Gently Falling; Vintage Labels (SU!)
Paper:  Watercolor, Soft Suede (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede; Stampin' Write markers: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze (SU!)
Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Cuttlebug "Forest Branches" embossing folder, hemp twine, sponges, beads, embroidery floss, sticky strips, adhesives and dimensionals

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I randomly colored the inside stamp with markers: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze.  I misted with water and stamped onto watercolor paper.  After it dried, I stamped the matching outline stamp (lining up with the Stamp-a-ma-jig) in Early Espresso ink.  I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink, cut the main image to size and set it aside.

I ran a large piece of Soft Suede cardstock through the Big Shot with the Forest Branches embossing folder.  I sponged over top with Soft Suede ink to highlight the embossing and then cut the cardstock to size.  I wrapped hemp twine around the bottom of the embossed cardstock three times and tied a knot at the front.  I strung two beads (from the $1 Store) onto a piece of embroidery floss and tied it to the hemp twine.  I used sticky strips to attached the embossed panel to a front panel of watercolor paper.

I mounted the embossed panel onto a card base of Soft Suede and added the main image, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.

Kelly dropped in to make a few cards today.  I just love having company in the art studio!!  She stayed for a couple of hours and made four cards (two the same as her last visit only in different colors, and two new cards).  It was fun!!

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