Happy Satur-yay to you! I am a die-hard summer fan, but I must admit there is just something about a cool breeze flowing through my home and snuggling into cozy sweatshirts. Let me have it autumn! The anticipation of the turning weather inspired this fall themed card that I am also sharing over on the Wplus9 blog and YouTube channel.
The project I am sharing with you today features the newly released Wplus9 Autumn Blessings, its companion dies, and Clear Cut Stackers: Hexagons. I’ve used Daniel Smith Watercolors in Transparent Red Oxide, Aussie Red Gold, Quinacridone Purple, Quinacridone Violet, Perylene Violet and Sugilite Genuine, the colors of a rich fall.
I’ve also filmed a video tutorial where you can follow along as I watercolor and hear tips with guidance in creating this project. You can watch the video embedded within this post above or HERE on YouTube in HD.
Please view the video for the most in-depth details on creating today’s card. Below you will find only a quick synopsis.
After stamping the images in Pure Color Black Dye Ink, I clear heat embossed them. I then watercolored the flowers adding the pigment to the base of each petal where the shadows would realistically be the darkest and blended out with clear water. The leaves are painted with all six colors on my palette. Sometimes I wet the leaf first, other times I did not. The variation provides interest and detail to the overall finished project.
Once the images were dry I die cut them with the Autumn Blessings companion dies and tucked them into an Oatmeal cardstock panel that had been die cut with Clear Cut Stackers: Hexagons. The tutorial shows tips for die cutting delicate cardstock and keeping all die cuts secure when the need to turn the panel to the back arises.
Add foam tape to back of panel, adhere to an Oatmeal mat, and then to a folded card base. Finish card by adding a white embossed sentiment on black and adhering gold sparkly sequins.
Thank you for spending a few minutes with me today. I hope you have an enjoyable weekend. I’m off at quilt camp refilling my soul with about 40 of my best crafty friends! See you soon!
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