Another fall card – I’m really enjoying the fall season this year1 This one is fun, and could be used for either a man or a woman. It employs some really rich fall colors – I especially like the dark purple.
The special touches in this card are: a) using Gamsol (mineral spirits) to blend the colored pencils in the image, and b) punching out the stamped leaf image. I bought the stamp and punch set years ago. The leaf stamp (by CC Rubber Stamps) was made to match the leaf punch. I think the punch is from Marvy, although it is not marked anywhere on it.
Note: finished card size is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
Elegant Eggplant (SU!): 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score @ 4 1/4”; Autumn Traditions DSP(SU!): 4” x 5 1/4”; More Mustard (SU!): 1” x 5 1/4”; Ruby Red (SU!): 1” x 4”; Soft Suede (SU!): 2 1/2” x 3 1/4”; Very Vanilla (SU!): 2 1/4” x 3”; small scraps of Ruby Red, More Mustard, and Always Artichoke
Soft Suede (SU!); Always Artichoke (SU!); Ruby Red (SU!); More Mustard (SU!)
Happy Blessings (SU!); Leaf (CC Rubber Stamps)
Prisma Color Pencils; Gamsol; Paper stub; Leaf punch; Foam dots; Scor-Pal; Adhesive Transfer Gun 714 (Scotch); Rotary trimmer with straight blade (Fiskars); Scissors
Stamp the image using the brown ink on the vanilla panel. Then color using colored pencils. Use the Gamsol on a paper stub to blend the colors, and achieve the shading you desire.
Stamp the leaf 3 times using matching colors – green ink on green paper, etc. Then punch out the leaf image with the matching punch.
Quick & Easy! Build your card layer by layer:
- Base card
- Patterned paper
- Yellow vertical strip
- Red horizontal strip
- Brown mat for image
- Add the leaves using foam dots
Hope you are enjoying your autumn, and this card gives you some inspiration to try some bright fall colors.