Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Autumn is a Second Spring - Loose Watercoloring and Gold Heat Embossing

 Hello crafty friends!  I don't know how we are already at the end of August, but I'm happy it is because I'm so over these hot temperatures!  LOL!  Today I'm sharing a card I made, while thinking of cooler weather to come, with Rubbernecker Stamps beautiful Splatter Leaves set.   I did some loose watercolors for this card and have the details below!

First I stamped my leaves from the Splatter Leaves set onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versamark, added gold embossing powder, and then heat set them.  While I had the supplies out, I went ahead and stamped the sentiment from the set and heat embossed it too.

Then I used some Artist Watercolors in some warm colors to color the leaves.  (The set I used is linked below. I used Red Cosmos, Fiery Sunset, Fall Harvest and Tropical Green watercolors.)  First I used a brush and water to dampen the paper and then dropped in my colors and let them alone to blend.  I let them dry and then added another layer of color.  While that was drying I took another piece of Bristol and added random water puddles and dropped in the same colors.

When the strip of color was dry, I trimmed it to 2" x 4-¼" and adhered it to a gold card stock layer measuring 2-¼" x 4-¼".  I glued this to white cardstock that I die cut with the Diamond Pierced Cover die.  I added this to an A2 card base.

Then I used the coordinating Splatter Leaves dies to cut out the leaves.  I arranged them and then adhered a few with foam tape and the others with glue.

Next I die cut the sentiment with the third smallest Nested Oval Small Stitch die.  I popped it up onto the card with foam tape.  I embellished the card with a twine bow (attached with a small Glue Dot) and a few gem stickers.

I love the gold embossing with the Autumn colors!  This was really fun to make and I hope you've enjoyed it.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful fall card, Carol, it's really wonderful! I too love the gold embossing with the fall colors AND look forward to cooler temps


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