Hi crafty friends 🙂 It’s been a bit cooler the last few days here in New England, so I was anxious to make a fall themed card this week for Crafter’s Companion. Fall is my favorite season, especially after the super hot summer we had here…I’m ready for some hooded sweatshirts and campfires!
I ordered the Autumn Leaves set a few weeks ago. This two leaf set is perfect for so many fall projects! For my card I started with some Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock (you know the Crafter’s Companion watercolour cardstock is the best around right?? So many watercolor cardstocks are more of a off-white to almost vanilla look…not this one, it’s a nice crisp white with a wonderful texture!!) I used three separate small pieces so I could achieve the colors I wanted on each. **I did NOT stamp my leaves on the watercolor cardstock until I was done watercoloring and it was dry** I added some color by scribbling with Spectrum Aqua Markers on a sheet of plastic, then picking it up with my wet watercolor brush and painting around randomly. The colors I used were Yellow, Gold, Orange, Crimson and Moss. After I got the watercolor look I wanted, I added more color to my brush and splattered droplets on them.
Both leaf images come on one stamp, so I cut mine in half. Hey, you can do whatever you want with them, they’re you’re stamps, right?!? I’m not the type of crafter that needs to keep everything perfect the way it came in the package. Whatever works for the project I’m creating works for me 😉 I stamped the leaves on my watercolored pieces and then fussy cut them out. Easy peasy! The sentiment is from the Vintage Floral Collection – Greetings.
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