Cards 7 and 8 are fall cards. It's easy to get caught up in all new stamps but there are some good ones that were around last year too. These two cards are good examples. As a reminder, the paper I used for all ten cards have been Clementine Paper Packet (more specifically, Sorbet and Saddle cardstock, and the small floral B&T paper) but I've changed the flavor of each card with different stamps and finishings (is that a word?).
- For the large leaves, I inked the stamp in Creme Brulee ink and then rolled the edges of the stamp in Sorbet ink. You want to do this slowly so the center of the stamp doesn't get covered with the second color.
- For the small leaves, I used a second generation rendering of Sorbet and then rolled the stamp in Creme Brulee ink. Remember that a second generation is obtained after stamping once on scratch paper with a well inked stamp.
- When using two different colors such as I have, you want to clean your stamp between images so that you don't put darker ink onto the lighter ink pad.
- You can achieve a rolled look with the same color -- second generation then roll in same color. In this case you would not have to clean your stamp. :)
To finish the card: the saying has been mounted; the swirls behind the leaves are in Twilight ink; the leaves have been edge sponged with Creme Brulee or Sorbet, whichever the rolled color was; and sparkles from our new Brown and Tan Assortment have been randomly placed on the card.
Card 8 also has autumn written all over it. Here I used the So Grateful stamp set to achieve this look.
To add a little more dimension to the focal, I bent the leaves a little before gluing just the center down (so the leaf's edges lift up a little bit). I also stamped the tendrils on the Saddle paper which you can see to the right of the stem. The card was finished with direct to paper edge distressing with Sorbet ink.
Products Used (all CTMH):
X7156B Clementine Paper packet
X7153B Florentine Paper packet
X1410 Colonial White Card and Envelopes
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
1388 Colonial White cardstock
Z2164 Sorbet ink
"Splendid Day" card:
C1463 Harvest Happiness
Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Collection
Z2160 Twilight ink
Z2167 Creme Brulee ink
Z1753 Brown and Tan Sparkle Assortment
B1395 So Grateful
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta ink
Z2191 Sunset ink
Z2137 Olive ink