Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Today is the August Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop, featuring projects that are created from the upcoming 2018 Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog. As our Summer season in the USA turns into Autumn, slowly with the reluctance of all kids not wanting to get back into school, I have been looking around at the change of season. It’s really easy to spot the trees turning once Autumn is here but seeing the end of Summer signs are a bit more subtle. I’ve gotten lots of yellow/green/black spotted leaves in my backyard and stuck to my windshield and was inspired to recreated them for a watercolored die cuts card with the new Detailed Leaves Thinlits dies.
August Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop
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I’m also playing along at ATCAS Challenge, the sequins look like berries. Click here to visit now.
measurements for this project
Watercolored Die Cuts
Recreating the leaves took only a few steps. To start, I die cut a few leaves from watercolor paper with the new Detailed Leaves Thinlits dies. Using watercolor paper has a little benefit with die cutting- the off cuts tend to stay in place and not fall out as easy as regular cardstock. Using this to my project’s benefit, I left most of those little pieces in place to create interest and texture. Then placing the die cuts on my Silicone Craft Sheet for a waterproof surface, I added color from the lids of my stamp pads starting with the yellows and worked toward the greens.
After the color was added to the leaves, I added Basic Gray splatters in two ways. First I used the Aqua Painter to splash paint from the brush for a diluted and subtle shadow effect. Then I grabbed a Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker and by placing the brush tip against the inside of it’s cap, flicked splatters onto the leaves. Once all were dry, they are glued to the card front and the sentiment is added from Itty Bitty Greetings. I really like adding a small sentiment with the punch of color from the leaves as it compliments the design without loosing it’s impact.
For a visual demonstration of this project, find the YouTube link below.
To view a visual demonstration of this project, CLICK HERE to view on YouTube
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