Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fall Thank You

Even though it's much more summery than fall-like around here today, I put together a fall inspired card for today's SCS featured stamper challenge.  It's based on this pretty design seen here.  I kept the layout the same, but changed out the butterfly for a seasonal fall leaf.

I used one of the leaves in the Technique Tuesday I Give Thanks stamp set.  I stamped it on each of the yellow squares in Memento Luxe Dandelion ink, then heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder. Once the embossing cooled, I dragged the edges of the cardstock along the surface of the ink pad to add shading to the panel.  The single red square was inked along the edges with a combination of Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk and Toffee Crunch inks.  I stamped the same leaf image on white cardstock and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.  The cutout image is adhered to the red panel with a dimensional dot.  I stamped the set's "thank you" sentiment beneath the red square in Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa ink.   To finish the design, I used a ruler and a brown marker to draw a simple frame around the cardfront, once again confirming that even with a ruler, I still can't draw a perfectly straight line . . .

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papersTechnique Tuesday I Give Thanks stamp set, Crafter's Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk, Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch and Dandelion inks, Spectrum Noir markers (GB1, GB3, GB4, GB5, CR8), Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Lemon Drop cardstock (My Favorite Things); Riding Hood Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Memento Rich Cocoa marker (Tsukineko); clear embossing powder (Michaels)

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