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! :)