Monday, August 6, 2012

Autumn Birthday

This week my monthly techniques group meets.  Today I want to show you one of the projects we'll be doing.  Have a look:

Fall Birthday card featuring the French Foliage stamp set with sentiment from Perfectly Penned.

Inside view with sentiment from Bring on the Cake.
I so love Fall colours!  This design was inspired by a bunch of negatives I had leftover from my cutting leaves using my new Autumn Accents die.  I thought it might be cool to use the negative shapes as stencils to sponge a background and so I went to work. I used my sponge daubers to apply ink inside the stencil.  For the maple leaf I used More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler.  For the oak leaf I used More Mustard and Soft Suede.  For those of you wondering how I did the layer behind the sentiment label, check out my Tutorials page for a quick how-to.  This card came together easily and I really like the result!  I hope my class participants do too!

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  1. Negative sponging - cool technique and great colour combo!! You're giving me ideas! I'm sure your class attendees will love it! :D

  2. Can't wait to make this one! What a great idea to use the negatives from the die.


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