October 31, 2012

Autumn Kindness (Tutorial)

Another autumn design to share today combining Penny Black’s Foliage Fancy with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko inks.

Here is how this card came to life...

Create a 3 3/8 x 5-inch card base from Sticks & Stones cardstock and accent the edges by running a Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad along the sides.  Set aside.

Cut a 2 7/8 x 4 ¼-inch piece of Storm cardstock and dry emboss a border around the outside edge.  Stamp the sentiment toward the bottom (leaving room for the leaf) in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat emboss with clear powder.

Add three brads below the sentiment and edge the sides of the cardstock with Delicata Golden Glitz. 

Mat with a 3 x 4 3/8-inch piece of Grand Canyon cardstock and adhere to the front of the prepared card with dimensional foam.

On a separate piece of Storm cardstock, stamp the leaf with Onyx Black VersaFine and heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.

Using Brushstixs, pull color from the individual segments of the Kaleidacolor Ink Pad and color the image.

Continue coloring, using a separate Brushstix for each color, until the desired shading has been achieved.

Trim the leaf and place on a protected surface.  Thoroughly shake to mix Copper Psst Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Apply a few drops to an InkBlusher and lightly pounce onto the leaf.

Attach the leaf to the front of the prepared card above the sentiment with dimensional foam.

Design Variation:  Change the sentiment to a birthday greeting for a masculine card.
Coming soon….Penny Black’s Foliage Fancy combined with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Sheet Metal!

Thank you for stopping by,

Penny Black Stamps: Foliage Fancy (30-138)
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm (01-001), Sticks & Stones (02-002), Grand Canyon (03-002)
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Autumn Leaves Kaleidacolor, Delicata Golden Glitz, Copper Psst Sheer Shimmer Spritz, Brushstix Brush Tip #2, InkBlushers, Clear Embossing Powder
Other: Antique Mini Brads by Making Memories, Adhesives: Dimensional Foam & Double-Sided Tape, Heat Tool, Scissors, Scoring Tool