Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Distress Oxide Sponged Fall Cards


I recently played with my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks with some friends and will be sharing the cards I made here on my blog. Today I am showing two cards I made with a stencil I created using a large leaf die from Stampendous cut out from an acetate sheet. I taped the stencil down with temporary tape and sponged on Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks through the leaf stencil. Then I stamped the beautiful fall bird from Inkadinkado before removing the stencil. I layered that piece on black and then onto a gold cardbase. I attached the Thinking of You die cut from Papertrey Ink and dotted the i's with black pearls. 



My second card is similar but I chose a different angle for the sponged leaf and then stamped with a Penny Black trees stamp. I added a "thankful" die cut from Gina K and layered the card front on black and gold.

Since the die I used on the first card is NBUS, I am entering it in the NBUS challenge here on Darnell's blog. 

8 comments:

designbydonna said...

Gorgeous. Great use of dies as stencils. Love that you stamped silhouettes inside the leaf.

Glennis said...

Stunning cards

Fiki said...

very beautiful cards!

Brenda in IN said...

Both cards are really pretty. I love the scenes inside the leaf.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous cards, Karen xoxox

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love that you added some little scenes in your colorful leaf designs.

Maxine D said...

Beautiful Autumnal leaves Karen - love how you made your stencil :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Darnell said...

These are so cool, Karen! I think the idea of stamping an image inside a leaf is just amazing! You did a great job with the fall colored sponging!! Thank you so much for playing three times in my NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell