Thursday, September 17, 2009

Shimmery Autumn



The Sweet N Sassy Stamps yahoo group issued a color challenge - Chocolate Chip, Saffron, and Mustard. Don't those colors just scream autumn? I pulled out the Autumn Blessings set from Sweet N Sassy Stamps to create this card.

The leaves are stamped with Copper Encore ink onto watercolor paper, and then covered with copper embossing powder. After heating the powder to melt it, and then letting it cool, I watercolored the leaves with Saffron and Mustard reinkers. I used Chocolate Chip reinker in the areas between the leaves. Yes, that is ONLY Chocolate Chip in there - I think it separates when too much water is added, and you get that lovely reddish brown hue.

To further enhance this leaf background, I dabbed a sponge into Champagne shimmer paint and rubbed it all over. There is the most gorgeous shimmer on this background.

I stamped the sentiment, cut it out with my nestabilities, and then sponged Saffron, Mustard, and Chocolate Chip inks onto it. Since I had already used the shimmer paint on the background, I decided to add some to the sentiment as well. I love the shimmer on this card. I hope you can see it, too. :-)

4 comments:

Candy said...

Gorgeous Holly!!

Danita said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!
Thanks so much for my get well card, I got it in the mail today!!
I need to get YOURS a bubble wrap one so it doesnt get stuck in the mail again, hope to get that today!!! ty ty ty!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Holly!!!! I love the copper embossing and the Shimmerz looks sooo beautiful!!!! I left you a couple of awards on my blog...take a look!!!!

Candy said...

Wow this is gorgeous Holly, I can just imagine how beautiful that shimmer is!!