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>> Friday, September 26, 2014

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your first week of fall has gone well! Wow! It has really felt like the beginning of fall around here. Cool, breezy, dry...just perfect. Even some leaves here & there have started turning. I think my fave time of year is fall...the cooler temps, the vivd colors..I just love it. 

My fall card today features a pretty little Autumn bouquet of flowers & wheat. I tried a technique on the flowers called "stamp etching". I also did it on my leaves in yesterday's challenge card. I didn't add as many little "etching" lines on the flowers today, but I like the depth they give. After coloring them, I added some gold stickles to centers of the sunflowers and orange stickles to the other 2 little flowers. A few leaf outlines were stamped w/ the rust ink, then overstamped w/ the solid leaf versions using a combo of inks & spritzing. After cutting them out, I wrinkled them so they'd look more realistic.
The argyle background was stamped w/ the peeled paint ink & the diamonds were stamped w/ the scattered straw ink, stamped one off so it wouldn't be so dark.The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
paper: white, olive textured
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Inks in scattered straw, peeled paint, rusty hinge, ripe persimmon
accessories: Copic markers, stickles, narrow olive ribbon, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, acorn confetti


Karin said...

How do I love this card....Let me count the ways! Your coloring is stunning, I've never seen prettier sunflowers! And that leaf embellishment is amazing...GAH! I could go on and on :)

Shelia said...

Oh wow, Julie, this is one fabulous fall card! Love the leaves & those beautifully colored sunflowers!

Donna Whitten said...

Beautiful fall card! I love the sentiment!

Robin Clendenning said...

So pretty Julie, love that bg!! Love the flowers and leaves too!! The Stickles really makes the texture of the centers look real. So cool!

Samantha said...

Oh, where to start! This is just a beautiful card, Julie and I love everything about it!

Sue said...

What a cool technique! Really brings a lot of depth to your flowers! The argyle is a wonderful background too!

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