Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
This week our theme is "Wrap it Up!" and the design team are using May Arts products.
For both cards today I used my May Arts natural twine. On this first one, I wrapped it to form a simple wreath:
supplies: kraft card base, watercolor paper, and copper shimmer paper (for die-cut sentiment), reverse of maple leaf from Clearly Besotted Autumn Flowers, distresss inks, May Arts natural twine, Impression Obsession Small Leaf set dies (Lawn Fawn's Small Stitched Leaves dies would be a good alternative), various fall cardstock, Winnie & Walter's Big, Bold Seasons cutaways, (here is the matching stamp set, which is exactly the same in dimension and size), cupped sequins
I wet my watercolor panel, then inked the reverse of my leaf stamp in distress ink, spritzed it liberally with water again and then stamped and let it sit on the paper for awhile to absorb. I wanted just a general leaf shape without any details. I did this 4 times using fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, ripe persimmon, and barn door distress inks. There were puddles of ink on the paper, so I dipped a paint brush into some of them and flicked the color onto the panel before carefully blotting away the excess and heat-drying the panel. Then I added my twine wreath and and bows, and the rest of my elements. I love how this turned out!
After those bright colors, I decided to go neutral, and for my 2nd card I wrapped my twine around an embossed panel:
Now it's your turn! We have a $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store for one lucky random winner of our challenge!