Good morning! I hope you’re doing well this week. We are good here, all recovered from the Halloween sugar comas and all that.
This week at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have a fairly broad color challenge — orange, red, and brown. I used Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, and Early Espresso for my color palette, with a little gold thrown in. Make sure to head over to the design team blog for some inspiration. We would love to see you play along with our challenge!
- Card base: Whisper White Thick, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
- Card front: Whisper White Regular, 4″ x 5-1/4″
- To make the background, I cut a sheet of masking paper down to 4″ x 5-1/4″, the same size as my card front. I die cut the large leaf from the Gathered Leaves Dies out of the masking paper and set the cut leaf aside. I peeled off the release paper and covered the card front with the masking paper. I sponged Delicata Gold Glitz ink into the leaf space with a Sponge Dauber, then peeled off the masking paper from the card front.
- I removed the release paper from the leaf die cut and covered the gold leaf. Then I used my makeup brushes (cheap toothbrush-style makeup brushes from Amazon) to sponge Cherry Cobbler ink diagonally across the center of the leaf. Then I brushed Pumpkin Pie ink on either side of the Cherry Cobbler and blended… and blended… and blended until I liked the ink blend. I removed the leaf mask.
- I die cut three “Thanksgiving”s out of Early Espresso cardstock using the Word Wishes Dies and stacked them together with liquid glue. I positioned them where I wanted them on the card, then removed them to stamp “Happy” from the A Wish For Everything stamp set in Early Espresso ink. Then I glued down the stacked die cut “Thanksgiving”.
- I wrapped the woven ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack around the card front and tied a bow, then mounted the card front on the base with Dimensionals.
- Yeah, just wanted to show you how gorgeous that Golden Glitz ink is. Soooo pretty.
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