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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Color of Fall

I have been in a "fall/autumn" mood lately (even though it is still in the nineties here during the day). I got this tree stamp recently from my sister's friend who was cleaning out her stamps and thought it could make a really pretty card. I decided to pull out my pearl-ex powders and try to create a "fall tree" look. (to use these, you stamp with a versamark ink pad and then brush on the powder with a paintbrush.) I am really happy with the outcome. I love the colors all together and love how it "shimmers" (see the close up pic). I made the card with the birthday sentiment first and then made the other. I like the 2nd one I made best (with the clip and ribbon at the top). I also like the clouds on that one the best. I punched a scallop circle and sponged, with white craft ink, on it's edges to create the clouds. I embossed the sentiment with red craft ink and iridescent powder to make it shimmer a bit like the tree. I also popped the blue up on dimensionals (although it is hard to tell in the pics.) I always like it when people use craft paper, but I have such a hard time figuring out cards with it. I think this one works. :)

The coloring/pearl-ex looks so much better in person. Sorry.


The Bergquist Fam said...

i really like the colors in this!

Anne said...

Beautiful Card!!!
Love autumn colors very much!