After the new STAMPtember release from Simon Says Stamp yesterday it’s time to party! A blog party that is. You’ll find more details of the party below but for now how about we chat autumn leaves and lovely crackly texture! I’ve linked all supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
- Simon Says Stamp Floating Leaves Stencil
- Simon Says Stamp Old Letter
- Simon Says Stamp Clean Line Gratitude
- Simon Says Stamp Slimline Nested Rectangle Dies
- Tim Holtz Crackle Paste
- Colouring Medium – I used Distress Oxide Sprays and a little Acrylic Ink
STEP BY STEP HOW TO
- Prepare watercolour card and add texture by brayering white gesso over the surface of a piece of Fabriano Cold-Pressed watercolour card. Leave to dry.
- Lay the Floating Leaves stencil over the gessoed card and swipe through Tim Holtz Crackle Paste with a palette knife. Leave to dry and the crackles form.
- Spritz Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide sprays onto a glass craft mat and pick up the colour with a damp brush.
- Work the sprays into two areas of the stencilled background. Spritz with water and layer more spray in until the colour seeps into the crackles.
- Partially stamp the Old Letter set in places on the background with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Spritz with water to soften the look.
- For more intensity, I grabbed some hot pink acrylic ink, I had tucked away and added that to the two focal areas.
- Leave to dry and then die-cut with a Slimline Nested Rectangles die. Foam mount to a card base cut and scored from Fog card.
- Stamp a sentiment from the Clean Line Gratitude set in clear embossing ink on Ivory card and heat emboss with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.
- Trim to a banner and mat onto gold mirror card. Trim to leave a slim lower edge of gold peeking out.
- Stamp a coordinating sentiment in clear embossing ink on Dark Chocolate card and white heat emboss. Trim to a skinny banner.
- Add the greeting elements with foam adhesive.
- Embellish with enamel dots.
It’s the crackle and texture that gets me every time. Seriously, look at that crazy crackle!
Keeping in mind the rule of thirds, I kept the sentiment grouping in the top third of the card, leaving lots of lovely space for those leaves to tumble down. Oh, and there are matching envelopes for the tall slimline style!
As mentioned above, today’s post is part of a Blog Party to celebrate the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember release and all the fun the month of STAMPtember will bring! You will find the list of participants in the blog party on Simon’s blog where you can find a gazillion links to inspiration made using the new release. Oh and before I go check out the free gift with purchase offer above. You’ll find lots of different offers dotted around the blog party participants. Happy hunting and have fun!
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D