Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Autumn Leaves

Hi there!

Quick post today before heading off to work. I've been playing with a pretty leaf stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps. 

On this first card I clear embossed the leaves, after stamping them in black, onto a piece of Inkssentials Specialty Stamping Paper. Then I colored them with a couple of Distress markers.

 To shade the background, I wrapped a baby wipe around my finger, dabbed it onto the colored leaves, then dabbed it again onto the background. I like the way it turned out so much softer than the leaves. *This technique will only work when using paper with a glossy finish.*

 For my second card, I colored the leaves much brighter, this time  using Copic Markers. I decided to create a tag card like my friend, Martha does. She makes the most gorgeous tag cards! If you haven't visited her blog, you should!

Okay, I'm off to work. Hope you're all having a crafty week! I've got some exciting news coming up in the beginning of November and can't wait to share it with you! Enjoy your day! :)

31 comments:

Jackie said...

These are both gorgeous. Wonderful job with the coloring and thanks for the tip about the baby wipe background.

Virginia L. said...

You make these two do differently and both are gorgeous in their own ways! Thanks for sharing your process of creating!Hope you have a super day!

Anita Rex said...

Gorgeous job with those leaves! I like the blending of the first but the second one has my heart with those bright leaves! :>

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful leaves!

Lynn said...

Wow! What a clever idea on the first one with the glossy paper and the tag card is jaw dropping gorgeous. I love, love, love the beautiful colors!

Sue McRae said...

Both cards are beautiful Barb but I have to say the second one is my fave with the bright colours!

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely beautiful - LOVe your tag with the gingham ribbon!!

joy said...

Very pretty cards, Barb! I love them both; but the second one is really nice! Can't wait to hear your news!

Laura B. said...

Wow! The leaves on the tag are stunning and vibrant! So pretty!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful combo of leaf tag and card! Love your beautifully colored leaves!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb,
Your card and tag are beautiful--your coloring is wonderful. Great job.

Trinh said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your technique for the first one.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL! Sooo beautiful! LOVE them!

Lin said...

These are both gorgeous, Barb, they capture what I love best about this season! Perfect backgrounds to highlight the lovely leaves!

Donna Bowman said...

Love that stamp Barb! Gorgeous cards - love the colors!

Robin K. said...

Saw these on Flickr and fell in love Barb!!! Thanks for explaining the baby wipe technique-I wondered how you did that bg!

Rachel W K said...

just so you know... these are absolutely beautiful!

Simone said...

This is so pretty! Those leaves are gorgeous and I love how you discovered that cool technique! :)

Karen B. said...

Wow, Barb, two absolutely stunning creations! Shows such diversity in your crafting skills.

Vicky said...

Oh how gorgeous projects!!! That tag is amazing!!!

Dawn said...

both your card and the tag are simply beautiful. Here the leaves don't get the beautiful colours so I love seeing the beautiful creations that you have created.

alexandra s.m. said...

I love them both!
You really know how to capture these wonderful Fall colors through your art work ;-)

TFS Barb!

Cat Craig said...

Both your standard card, and your tag card are gorgeous Barb. I love the soft color of the card and the bright cheerfulness on the tag card.

Kathy (krolski) said...

It's so cool how this same stamp looks so different. Both are beautiful!

Leni said...

Thank you for sharing the fun technique with the baby wipes. Hope I can give it a try soon!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Yummy leaf cards, Barb - I love the baby wipe background!

Lisa said...

These are both so pretty, Barb! Love your card tag (I love Martha's tags too!) I really enjoy seeing how different you can make the same image- beautiful!

Cathy A said...

Both gorgeous, although the first is my personal favourite I love the richness of the leaves and how you created the soft background.

Brenda said...

These are beautiful Barb! I love the difference between the two, and I adore both equally! I have to admit that I am also hooked on Martha's tag cards!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous coloring on the leaves, Barb!

Joy said...

STUNNING!!!! it really is Barb, love it, hugs