Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Autumn - A Second Spring

11/14/2017 Update: Diamond Award at the Color Dare Challenge #267.

Challenges... gotta love 'em! It's what keeps me inspired to create cards. My card is the result of four challenges.
Using a scrap of yellow cardstock, I used a green dye ink to water color, hoping it would not turn blue. I kind of smooshed it and tried a brayer for texture. Once dry, I ironed it to keep it from warping and to soften it. I die cut the double-stitched rectangle. The leaf was stamped three times. One was ink blended, one was colored and one was left plain. They were all die cut. The sentiment was die cut twice. I do not have a "Thankful" die so used "Grateful" instead.
The card was assembled, using the plain leaf as a shadow for the ink blended leaf. The colored leaf was backed with foam tape for dimension. The two sentiments were also attached and popped up with clear foam tape, one providing a shadow for the other. The inside of the card was stamped with a verse and decorated with three stamped and colored leaves.

My card is being submitted to:

1. CAS(E) This Sketch #246

2. Just Us Girls #418

3. Dies R Us #84

4. Color My Heart Color Dare #267

Techniques: Stamping, coloring, ink blending, die cutting, watercoloring
Size: A2

Stamps: Dare 2 B Artsy "Tangle Leaves"
Inks: Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, CTMH Fern, Goldrush; Copics
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White; CTMH Goldrush
Dies: Paper Smooches "Grateful"; Gina Marie Designs Double Stitched Rectangles; Dare 2 B Artsy "Leaf Dies 15"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Aquabrush, Dimensionals (foam tape); Kool-Tac clear foam tape


  1. Oh boy, don't I just love the Zentangle feel of those leaves. Wonderful use of color and texture. You used those leaves perfectly!! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing with us this week over at Just Us Girls!
    Judy~ JUGS DT

  2. Oh wow! I just love it! Love the zentangle leave!
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  3. What a beautiful card! Love the clean design and the colors are perfect! :)

  4. Good match of colors and love the layering of your leaves for shadows and dimension. Thanks for sharing with us here at Color Dare this week, hope to see you next week with another great color combination for fall.

  5. Beautiful background and leaves. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see your designs in future challenges.
    DRU DT

  6. What an interesting way to layer and combine colours! I love the end result. The leaves are gorgeous and reflect fall so beautifully. Thanks for sharing your talent with us once again at Colour Dare - it is always a pleasure :)

  7. What a super cool leaf it just pops! Great job and thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls.

  8. What a cool card. I love the layers and water colored background. Thank you for joining us on Color Dare!

  9. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Color Dare!