Gorgeous Fall Leaves
Hello again, my friends! I had the most fun creating the card for today. I noticed that both Susan and Jackie used Stampin’ Up!® Soft Pastels on their blogs Monday. Obviously I’m on another wave length, but their projects looked so fun, I pulled my chalks out to play. I tried a few different techniques, but settled on this one for today.
I stamped a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Cardstock with leaves from the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set using Versamark Ink. While it was drying, I scraped the Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, and Granny Apple Green Soft Pastels (chalks) with my Take Your Pick Tool to create a little powder palette.
Using one of my Blending Brushes, I added the chalk to the Versamark inked leaves. The leaf magically appears when you apply the chalk. I blended some of the powder colors together, and I was really happy with the way the colors blended together. The Poppy Parade and Mango Melody combined into an orange, and the Granny Apple Green mixed with a teeny bit of Mellow Moss brightened the Mellow Moss but toned the Granny Apple Green down just a bit to look more like a fall color.
After I finished, I used a dusting cloth to remove the excess powder, then stamped the splatters between the leaves using Old Olive Ink (full strength and stamped off).
Next, I stamped a Mango Melody leaf on Mango Melody Cardstock and an Old Olive leaf on Old Olive Cardstock. I die-cut them and a Cinnamon Cider leaf using the Intricate Leaves Dies. These dies coordinate with the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set, and the stamps and dies can be bundled for a 10% savings.
I stamped the sentiment from the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set in Cinnamon Cider, then punched the sentiment and Cinnamon Cider scalloped layer using the Double Oval Punch.
Here’s a tip for adding a die-cut with lots of open spaces – like my Cinnamon Cider leaf to a card. Squeeze some Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto your Silicone Craft Sheet, then pick up the glue with a sponge wedge. Simply sponge the glue to the back of the leaf and adhere it to the card. Easy! And if you use a clip to hold the sponge, you won’t glue your fingers together.
I adhered the Mango Melody leaf with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then the Old Olive leaf over it. After gluing the sentiment layers together, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the ovals to the card.
Give the Soft Pastels a try. They are so much fun to work with, and there are lots of ways to use them!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!