Monday, September 24, 2018

Autumn Is Lovely

Happy  2nd Day of Autumn!!!  It's Wanda with you today sharing an Autumn card.  Our temperatures here in Southern Iowa are even feeling fallish.  I'm so glad there are not supposed to be any "hot" days this week and hopefully they'll stay away but not become winter too quickly.  

I cut a piece of Mixed Media Cardstock (Ranger Ink) to 5" square and worked up a Distress Oxide (Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon) background onto it.  Put inks on craft sheet, spray with water, press in paper, drip some water on paper while drying, lightly tap paper into left over ink to create droplets, dry adding more drips of water as you dry.

I pressed the paper in the ink for the large areas of color just wiggling the paper a little so the colors stayed in their areas.  For the droplets of color I turned the paper to add those over different areas. 

After determining where I wanted the quote to go I cut a window in my background large enough for the quote to show through.  

The quote I used is from the new Autumn Collection.  I stamped it onto a piece of Mixed Media Cardstock large enough to fit behind the oval.  I inked the stamp with both Oxide Ink colors for a nice blend.

On a scrap large enough to die cut the word, Autumn (Four Season Die Set), I worked up a background with Distress Oxide Ink (Vintage Photo, Tea Dye).  After drying I sponged Distress Ink Picked Raspberry to the center. 

After die cutting the word and setting it on my background, I thought it wasn't dark enough.  I sponged Distress Ink Ground Espresso over the word.  You can't really tell the original colors but there is variation to the color that I really like.

The Crackle Background was stamped around the edges with Distress Oxide Ground Espresso.  Later I also inked the edges.

I die cut the leaves from Mixed Media Cardstock.

The leaves were colored with Distress Inks (Ranger Ink) by putting the ink on a craft sheet, spraying with water, and dipping the leaves into the ink.

Once dry, details were added to the leaves using Distress Ink (Ranger Ink) and Susan's Garden Tools and Leaf Pad (Elizabeth Craft Designs).

Ok, full disclosure :-)  When putting things together I got a little smudge of ink on the quote panel.  To hide that I spritzed with Distress Markers.  I think it looks great and I'm glad I needed to do something!!!

I hope you've enjoyed today's card!!!!

Hugs, Wanda


  1. Autumn is my favorite season, and it has many happy memories associated with it. At very first glance, without looking at your creation as a card or any specific type of art, I immediately smiled and felt my shoulders relax. It was like an “Ahh!” moment. To have such an emotional response to your gorgeous work is something I rarely experience with any art form. Thank you for making me smile.

  2. Oh, Mary, you have made my day to hear this!!! What a blessing for you and for me!! Thank you!!!!


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