>> Friday, September 23, 2016
by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff
In the spirit of fall, I thought I'd share an Autumn Greetings card. It was pretty easy to make. Well, after I figured out what leaf from the yard works best. For the big lt green leaf bg, I picked a Japanese maple leaf (it was still green), put it face down on a piece of water color paper, put it between two paper towels then between the cutting plates on my Big Shot & ran it thru. From trial & error, these leaves worked the best. I even did a few of these leaves that had turned red, but the color changed to purple on the w/c paper. Only the paper towels retained the red color. If you'd like to see the pictures of the different results, I did a post on my blog HERE a couple of weeks ago. This card was using one of the examples I made.
Splatter Bg & added the greeting. For the strips of sage green (leftovers!), I stamped them first w/ the Woodgrain Bg in sage ink then added some splatters in brown. I added a tied metallic bow & some sequins. And the metallic cord was silver so I colored over it w/ a brown Copic. I thought I had some gold cord, but couldn't find it. Copics to the rescue again!
Here's a look at the inside.