Saturday, October 10, 2015

Distress Ink Fall Scene



I have been in love with this card by Biggan which I have seen pinned hundreds of times. I tried to make a card based on it last year, but did not have the right leaf die. Now I do:) I bought a set of leaves dies from Stampendous and the largest maple die was perfect for creating this scene. I die cut the negative of the leaf  die in a larger piece of acetate and tacked that down over a cream colored piece that I die cut with a stitched rectangle die by My Creative Time. I punched a circle mask out of masking paper, cut it in half and attached it for the setting sun. I drew the line with a pencil. Then I sponged Fired Brick red distress ink into the leaf shape making the edges the darkest and leaving the part under the sun for a reflection. I removed the semi-circle mask and stamped the cat-tails (stamp by Repeat Impressions.) I added some die cut birds (Impression Obsession) and "Thinking" by Penny Black. I stamped the "of you" and adding some black pearls.

As I do with all my favorite cards, I will be teaching this in my classes. I am also entering it in the Craft Stamper Magazine technique challenge to use either inks and stamps (among other choices) and the "Autumn in the Air" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

8 comments:

designbydonna said...

Karen, that is a beautiful card. It is so peaceful and serene. I love the leaf with the setting sun.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well done! I do love this look~

Maxine D said...

WOW Karen this is amazing!!!!
Blessings
Maxine

Glittered Paws said...

I love this - I'm going shopping this week for a "nice" die to do this technique.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic scene inside the leaf. I really like that idea.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! What a stunning card you've created! I love how it has that feeling of Fall, yet it is such a unique perspective on the season. I would've never thought to create a scene within a leaf, but I adore the way this turned out! And I'm really impressed with how much emotion and power you evoked with just a couple of colors. This is the epitome of simplicity and elegance. Wonderful work and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Ellie Knol said...

Such an awesome project!

Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Linda said...

This is beautiful ....... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx