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Congrats to Rebecca, the newest Featured Stamper (FS657) on Splitcoast! She has a lovely gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the fall leaf theme w/ the  big central leaf, but I used different images, different colors & a different technique.

For my fall card, I started by die cutting a large leaf shape & using the negative as a mask to sponge Distress inks in the fall colors. Then I stamped the Single Fall Tree in Distress oxide ink in ground espresso. I used a water brush & more of the distress inks to add a little splatter. 

For the larger bg, I used the woodgrain bg, but not in the conventional sense. I used a technique I learned probably 15 yrs ago but I don’t see it used these days. I wanted the bg to look a little more solid, so I used a hair dryer to slightly heat a piece of fun foam then pressed it to the woodgrain bg. What I got was a solid version of the woodgrain. (See pic below.) The green block is made of fun foam & I inked it so you could see it better. This works w/ any stamp, it just looks better w/ some. I will caution you, do not use a heat gun..it’s just too hot & will melt the foam into a solid hard mess. I have an old, not very powerful hair dryer I kept just for things like this 😀 . I used my solid foam “stamp” & Distress inks in vintage photo & walnut stain for the bg.

Here’s the inside.


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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS DesignsSingle Fall Tree Woodgrain BgBeauty of Autumn  (insideGoodbye SummerOpen Leaf )
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Distress inks ripe persimmon, dried marigold, crushed olive, fired brick, walnut stain, vintage photo, Distress oxide ink in ground espresso
oAccessories: Misti, Rubbernecker Rectangle StitchDeckle Rectangle, Splatter Leaves dies, fun foam, hair dryer

 

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It’s my pleasure & my turn to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC718) & we’re headed to Piper Classics. They have a lot of lovely items & I was inspired by the colors in THIS picture.

I saw a similar card, a very long time ago but I can’t find it for anything, now that I’m looking for it. I think it was probably by Michelle Zindorf, but I’m not certain. Doesn’t it always happen that way? Anyway, it stuck in my head & I thought this would be a great way to use this Single Fall Tree image.

After I masked off the water area & sponged in the ground & bg tree line, I reversed the mask & sponged in the water. I used a few yellow & orange Copics to add the trees/bushes in the distance, then I put the tree image into my Misti & stamped it w/ Distress oxide inks in walnut & espresso. First one was stamped, then I moved the panel to stamp it again, & again, & again. I turned it upside down, lined the trees up, & stamped them in tea dye for the reflection trees. After all the trees were stamped, I added some white lines w/ a gel pen in the water & sponged a little walnut around the edges.

Here’s the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – Single Fall TreeGive Thanks (insideDeco ThanksgivingPumpkin Pile)
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Distress inks ripe persimmon, dried marigold, crushed olive, walnut stain, vintage photo, weathered wood, tumbled glass, Distress oxide inks in ground espresso, walnut stain, tea dye
oAccessories: Misti, Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, ribbon, white gel pen, yellow & orange Copics

 

 

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For the Inspiration Challenge (IC717) we have a tasty site full of beautiful cakes. I chose THIS cake for my inspiration. I really liked the woodgrain look & fall leaves on this cake.

On the bg, I stamped the wood fence bg onto kraft paper then sponged a couple of brown distress inks onto it & stamped a splatter bg in the same colors. The leaves were die cut out of another sponged bg I made using green, gold & red inks. The greeting was stamped w/ the Versaclair & popped up a little on a larger white circle w/ a kraft circle frame.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Splatter Leaves,Wood Fence Bg, Splatter Bg
Paper:  Staples 110# white, Kraft
Ink: Distress ink vintage photo, walnut stain, dried marigold, mowed lawn crushed olive, ripe persimmon, fired brick,  Versaclair acorn (greeting)
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Deckle Rectangle, Rectangle Combo #3, Circle Stitch, Circle Stitch Frames, 3 Maple Leaves dies, woodgrain sequins

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