Fall, Handmade Cards, Technique

Painted Harvest Fall Card

fullsizeoutput_20f0.jpg We are steppin’ up this stamping only card with a little embellishing. This card has TWO techniques you can use anywhere!

The base is Crushed Curry. Adhere opposing layers of Country Lane Designer Series with Snail adhesive. For the foliage using the fern image from the Painted Harvest set stamp off the first larger image using Mossy Meadow Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock-do this 3 times. Ink the inner fern with Mossy Meadow Ink and stamp over the first image to give it dimension and texture.

** Technique alert: Stamping Off. Ink your stamp in your color choice. Stamp on a scrap paper then on to your cardstock- that’s it. Still not confident? Watch the video here **

Doing the same technique with the same ink stamp the leaf image and punch out with the Leaf Punch. Stamp two acorns and cut out with Paper snips. Don’t let the sunflower intimidate you- it is super easy with the photopolymer stamps especially since the cardstock is Very Vanilla makes it easy to line up. Stamp the base of the petals (the one without the heart shape) then the top layer all in Fresh Fig. Yep that is it. The center seed area texture is part of the stamp which means all you do is ink it in Crumb Cake and stamp. Then do the same with the dotted pattern. Sadly, there is no die or punch for the flower so again fussy it cut it out. To adhere the leaf and one of the fern pieces I started with Stampin’ Dimensionals  which will lift the flower up and Snail Adhesive applied to the back of the sunflower for the leaves. Before sticking down the flower take a strip of Velum and stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig. SET IT ASIDE TO DRY or use a heat tool/hair dryer. While the sentiment dries color White Baker’s Twine with Fresh Fig Ink.

**Technique alert: Twine coloring. Press the top of a twine string into a stamp pad and pull the length across the pad use a scrap of cardstock or sponge dauber. Rotate the twine and repeat until the desired look is achieved.**

Once the sentiment is dry place adhesive on the left side of the Vellum as it will show thru but be covered by the sunflower. Adhere the remainder of ferns and acorns to the base followed by the sunflower. Tie the now dry twine in a bow and adhere with a Glue Dot.

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