Saturday, August 11, 2018

Autumn's Splendor

I was playing around with my distress oxide inks today and here is one of my results.

supplies: white and black card stock, Bristol paper, Taylored Expressions Birch Tree cutting plate, Wplus9 Blessed die, Impression Obsession leaf die, Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker, fossilized amber, carved pumpkin, candied apple, and fired brick distress oxide inks, smooshed, adhesive foam strips, glue dots

Each of the 4 colors of oxide inks were smooshed separately, using just a tiny amount of the ink on my craft mat, diluted with a bit of water (I like lots of dots/splatters and white space), drying between each color.  While that panel was drying, I cut out my birch trees and sentiment.  The birch trees got strips of foam adhesive wherever I could hide them on the back, so that the trees are popped above the smooshed background.  The little leaves were cut from a scrap that had been previously sponged with regular distress inks (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, and candied apple), and attached with glue dots.

Here's a closer view:

I have no idea why, but fall is really appealing to me right now - I'll probably be burned out when it really arrives!  Thanks for visiting - enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Betty said...

i really love this card, Lin - just bought that birch tree die and haven't used it yet!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful card Lin. I am resisting the urge for fall cards. I still have summer things that haven't been used enough!

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Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful fall leaves, Lin, and I love the distressed background! Perfect with those tree over top!! Congrats to Bluecoats - did you get to watch any of DCI? We went to prelims in the movie theater - loved it!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a fabulous card Lin - love the soft colours of the background which makes the leaves look really vibrant

Rita Dvorak said...

I love this card. I was looking for a card idea for my sister-in-laws birthday in October and this fits the bill. So glad I found your site.