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Saturday, October 11, 2014

AUTUMN LEAVES

Today in the Hero Arts Flickr Discussion Group 90 minute challenge, we were to make a seasonal card for either autumn or spring.  Since HA's leaf stamp was still on my desk, I used it again but stamped it with a technique Julie Ebersole did the other day on The Classroom blog.  Basically, you just use drops of reinkers on a baby wipe as your ink pad.  After I stamped the leaves, I overstamped with the script and then spritzed the whole thing with pearlized water.  Since I hadn't used watercolor paper to begin with (duh!!) it really buckled - dried it with my heat gun and then ironed it on the back to flatten - worked fine.  Think I'll do some more of these this afternoon, now that I have the mess on my desk!!
After doing all that on the card, I used vellum for the sentiment - it would have been just my luck to ruin it by just stamping it on.  Also am entering this in TIMEOUT challenge for making a card inspired by Heather Telford using autumn leaves.

Supplies: Hero Arts stamps, E2252, S1832; Distress reinkers - Old Paper, Antique Linen, Milled Lavender, Peeled Paint; SU reinker - Really Rust

Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.  Betty


11 comments:

  1. Really GORGEOUS autumn card, Betty! I love the colors on the leaves and how you over-stamped them with your script stamp! Perfect for someone with a fall birthday!

    Since you used two HA stamps, you are welcome to enter this 'Beauty' into the October a2z Challenge, if you like :) Here's the direct link:
    http://new.inlinkz.com/luwpview.php?id=452206

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  2. stunning Betty, Your leaves look so artsy I can see the gorgeous shimmer as well.

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  3. Wonderful card and great design - you had me smiling with ironing your paper! Love the vellum sentiment too :)

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  4. Such a great look. I watched the technique video but I am bummed because I don't really buy reinkers. I would like to try this though.

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    1. I don't have the re-inkers either, I wonder if real watercolors would work???

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  5. Wow Betty another stunning card and what a great technique, isn't watercolouring fun! I haven't tried the ironing part yet but think I will! So pleased to see you again at TIME OUT Challenges x

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  6. Your tumbling leaves are so lovely, Betty ... the effect of the reinker stamping is fantastic! Ironing your card had me smiling ... what a great idea! Delighted you played along with us again at Time Out! Anita :)

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  7. This is such a beautiful card! Love how you did the leaves and love the script background. :-)

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  8. It has become a stunning card! Such a subtile use of green and reds! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

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  9. Great technique! I've totally forgotten about that and must try it some day! Beautiful result and pretty card. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining us!

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  10. Beautiful, love the leaves! Thanks for playing along with a2z Scrapbooking challenge.

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