Saturday, October 28, 2017

Nature's Elegance

Hi! My favorite stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle October reveal is Lovely as a Leaf #869. I decided to make a simple watercolor card with it. 

I stamped the images with Nuvo Hybrid Ink (Acorn Brown) to the watercolor cardstock. For coloring I used few different mediums: Nuvo Aqua Flow brush pens from Autumn Woodland set, Dark Green from Nuvo Glitter Marker Northern Lights set and Distress Inks (Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Broken China). After everything was dry, I took Sakura Glue Pen and drew some lines to the veins of the leaves. I covered the glue with Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes and let it dry a bit. With stiff brush I removed extra Gilding Flakes. 

Sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink. Because I stamped to the textured cardstock I used the Stamp Platform. Thanks to it I got a perfect impression. Sentiment was heat embossed with  Antiquities Embossing Powder.

Edges of the matting layer are covered with 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape and Sunkissed Copper Nuvo Gilding Flakes. After adhering watercolor layer on top, it felt that something is missing. So I took Sakura Glue Pen and drew a straight line to all around the edges of the watercolored layer. Then I added Antiquities Embossing Powder on top and heat set the powder. I wanted the shaggy edge so I didn't bother to use the Anti Static Bag or brushing off the extra powder. 

Dies from MemoryBox Classic Upper Alphabet Set was used to cut the word 'autumn' from the watercolored layer. Same letters was also die cut out of White Craft Foam. I inlaid foam letters to the watercolor background and glued watercolored letters on top of the foam. Then I covered letters with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I made this card in the end of the August. That time the leaves on my Maple trees was still green. It's really nice to see them change their colors. And it's fun to walk through the thick layer of fallen leaves. I spent entire last weekend to rake all the Maple leaves from my garden. I was ready to give up and continue on next weekend but I'm glad I didn't. They would be under snow now. 

Materials used:
StampsLovely as a Leaf 869;
Embossing PowdersAntiquities [EP266];
InksNuvo Hybrid Ink (Acorn Brown), Distress Ink (Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Broken China), Versamark;
Dies: MemoryBox (Classic Upper Alphabet Set);
Coloring MediumNuvo Aqua Flow (Autumn Woodland), Nuvo Glitter Marker (Northern Lights - Green);
Adhesives1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape [SAT01], Sakura Glue Pen;
Cardstock: Watercolor, White;
EmbellishmentsNuvo Gilding Flakes (Sunkissed Copper), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Morning Dew);
Others: White Craft Foam;

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  1. Gorgeous, Eret! I love your beautiful design! xx

  2. This is stunning Eret. I love what you did with the letters. The watercoloring is beautiful!


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