Monday, 19 September 2016

Falling Leaves

Fall is in the air.

Meet today's card I made to welcome Fall.  I also need to get a few cards made for Thanksgiving as we will be celebrating here in Canada in just a few weeks.

I have had some Distress stains in my stash for awhile and wanted to use them and see what kind of results I would have.  This card turned out to be simple but a lot of fun.
I began by masking my white card front with Painter's Tape so I would have a nice clean white border.  I placed my leaf stamp from the Penny Black set called Lush and Lavish into my MISTI, inked it up with Antique Linen Distress stain, sprayed with water and stamped.  Then I moved the stamp over slightly, inked it up with Peeled Paint Distress stain and stamped over the first stamping.  By offsetting the image a bit, I was able to add the green and give more of an impression of a wet leaf.
Using the wet stain, I pulled some of the color into the background with a wet paintbrush.  I sponged the edges with some Distress ink then removed the tape and stamped the sentiment with black Memento ink from the Penny Black set called Foliage Fancy.



Adding my card to these challenges:


Simon Says- CLEAN AND SIMPLE

City Crafter- TURNING A NEW LEAF

Time Out- PHOTO INSPIRATION

Cards in Envy- GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO FALL

Craft Your Passion- ANYTHING GOES


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- PB/ Distress ink and stains/ Memento ink/ Painter's tape/ paint brush/ MISTI

19 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Stunning card! I have no idea how you've created this but it looks amazing! Jo x

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous card! I love your inking technique - the effect is lovely. Elizabeth xx

Christine Enckhusen said...

Super schön, Deine Karte! Klasse Effekte sind da entstanden.
Liebe Grüße
Christine

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous Karen gf.

Karren said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Karen! It looks like it's sitting between two glass slides. Love it!

Sandy Trefger said...

This is so unique and beautiful! Fabulous fall leaf! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Barb said...

A really interesting technique Karen and you've produced a really beautiful card. Barbxx

Ann Abrahamson said...

The offset stamping gives the leaf image such a beautiful look. I, also, have stains in my stash that haven't gotten much attention. I really want to give this technique a try. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so very gorgeous. What a beautiful Fall card creation!

Bobby said...

I've never used Distress Stains but I love the results you got with them, Karen. This is lovely.

Virginia Lu said...

Dreamy and beautiful, Karen! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Clean and Simple” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done indeed!

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Karen.

Hugs
Anke

Marie-Louise said...

Super card Karen.

Donna said...

Love this, Karen. It has such an 'earthy' look to it :)
... And not a touch of blue to be seen anywhere!!! x (I know you love your blue)!

Shona Chambers said...

Wow Karen, this looks amazing and has so much interest for a one-layer card. So happy you shared this with us at TIME OUT!!

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS
Faith
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh wow. Just amazing. This muddy leaf reminds me of the tail end of fall, when the leaves are really rotting and there is that winter tingle in the air mixed with the smell of leaves. In theory I miss that. In reality, it would probably set off my asthma.

Nonni said...

How beautiful! Such a fall-feel to this card and I love the artsy feel and watercolor-look. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!