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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Twinkling Acorns

Stef has another great inspiration website over on Splitcoaststampers for today's inspiration challenge called Garnet Hill.  I was inspired by this Pears Flannel Bedding for my card today.


I designed my own designer paper by using a baby wipe as my ink pad (drop several colors to a baby wipe and press stamp onto the baby wipe) for my maple leaf image, stamping randomly all over ivory cardstock. For more definition, I then stamped the Rubbernecker folk art maple leaf in eggplant and lettuce ink pads. I sponged the outer edges of the ivory cardstock with Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo distress inks. I then sprayed copper Glimmer Mist and Champagne Mist onto the cardstock for a shimmery effect. I colored the Rubbernecker fall acorn images with Twinkling H20s and cut them out.

I wish you could see this IRL because it's so shimmery!

Stamps: Folk Art Maple Leaf and Fall Acorns by Rubbernecker
Paper: More Mustard, Ivory, Pumpkin Spice (by Gina K)
Ink: Adirondack Butterscotch, Ginger and Lettuce; Stampin Up Elegant Eggplant; Ranger Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo Distress Inks; Twinkling H20s Jasper Red and Nutmeg
Accessories: Twinkling H20s, Copper Glimmer Mist, SU Champagne Mist, triangle Nestabilities, copper brad, elegant eggplant ribbon, dimensionals, baby wipes, blending tool and sponge

4 comments:

Lorraine said...

Your background is beautiful. I just love all those fall colors. It must be gorgeous with the shimmer. I also love the way you've colored the acorns. Great card ladyfriend.

Lynnor said...

so pretty!!! Love the fall colors and I bet all that shimmer looks great IRL!!!

Mothermark said...

Well, I could see it in person if you would quit stamping long enough to bring it to Colorado to show me!!! Snort!

Wow, you are amazing...I don't know how we ever ended up being such good friends, cuz you do techniques!!!!

This card is beautiful! I love it and I love that its YOU doing the techniques!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what an autumnal masterpiece...that self-designed background is absolutely GORGEOUS...as da Mudda said...you are a technique junkie of the highest degree and I love to see what you try next...hugs, my friend