Today’s word prompt for the Scrap ‘N Stamp daily challenge is ‘trees’. I chose that word, as I thought it would be the perfect way to say ‘welcome’ to autumn! As far as colours go, it has to be my favourite time of year. Plus, it’s a good excuse to cozy up with sweaters or blankets, especially with a good book.
COLOURS OF AUTUMN
I’ve been waiting to use this new Penny Black stamp, called Enlightened. It’s more about the leaves that the actual tree, but I figured that was close enough! Plus, it gave me a chance to pull out my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, for some watercolour.
Don’t you just want to grab your favourite hot beverage, and snuggle on the couch? But wait – finish reading my post, first!
Start with a piece of watercolour paper, set up in your stamp platform. Next, randomly add ink from your Carmine Red, Yellow, and Orange Zig markers, onto the leaves. Lightly spritz with water, and then press firmly onto the paper. Repeat this as many times as you like, until you’re happy with the colours. Next, use the Blue Gray marker for the lines, and the Light Green marker for the stems, and repeat the process. If you don’t have markers, you could do this process with your Distress Ink pads, as well.
For the sentiment, I chose the Memory Box Harvest Love set. Stamp the sentiment onto vellum paper in Versamark ink. Next, cover the stamping with copper embossing powder, and heat set. Repeat this with the smallest leaf stamp from this set. Colour the leaf using the same colours you used for the background. This Harvest Love bundle comes with coordinating dies – use that with your Big Shot to die cut the leaf. Die cut the sentiment with a stitched oval die, and then glue it onto the watercolour panel.
Layer the front panel onto a piece of copper glimmer paper using foam tape, and then attach these to an orange card base. Attach the leaf using a foam square, and then glue on some sequins, to finish off your card.
The copper embossing powder is so rich and warm!
COME JOIN US!
I hope that you’ll welcome fall too, and join in my word prompt challenge of trees! To play along is easy; join the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook group HERE. You’ll find a different word prompt for each day of the month. Play along as many times as you want! Share a photo of your project in the group, with the hashtag #snschallenge. At the end of the month, one participant’s name is randomly drawn, and awarded a $50 Gift Certificate to shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp! In the meantime, when you shop at Scrap ‘N Stamp be sure to use my Design Team code 10DEB to receive 10% OFF your total purchase! (regular priced items only).
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