Good afternoon. This is another of my show samples using the Autumn Medley stamp from Chocolate Baroque. This is a variation of a previous project but this time I used some of the new stencils too.
I have used acorn and foliage dies from my stash but elements could be cut out and decoupaged from the stamped image too.
- Autumn Medley and Mackintosh Sentiments stamps
- Useful Leaves and Seasonal Journey stencils
- A5 ready made stepper card (Hunkydory), white stamping card, A4 thick cartridge paper and waste shredded paper
- Ink Spritzers: Reds, oranges, yellows and greens – some with gold mica (Mr Huey’s and Lindy’s Stamp Gang)
- WOW embossing powders (extra fine Gold Rich, White and Metallic Gold Sparkle)
- Inkpads: Versamark, Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
- Dye based inks: Orange and yellow (Spectrum Noir Aquatints)
- Watercolour and sparkle pens (reds, oranges, yellows, browns and greens)
- Fine tipped marker (brown)
- Paper raffia (yellow)
- Dies: Acorns (Spellbinders), foliage with berries (Sizzix Tim Holtz), leaves (Sheena Douglass), square and mini tag (Tattered Lace)
- 3D glue gel
How to make it:
- Spritz the cartridge paper with autumnal coloured inks and leave to dry. Trim the background panel. Die cut the tag, foliage and acorns from the remainder.
- Add further colouring detail to the foliage and leave to dry. Shape using a ball tool and embossing mat.
- To finish the background panel apply Versamark through the leaf and sentiment stencils and heat emboss with sparkly gold powder. Use the fine tipped pen to enhance the lettering (adding a bit of a drop shadow). Blend a little Distress Ink in from the edges to frame, and glue to the card front.
- Stamp the sentiment onto the tag with Versamark and heat emboss with white powder (‘with love’ – tricky to see in the photo). Add raffia ribbon and glue to the back step of the card (right hand side).
- Stamp the Autumn Medley onto stamping card using Versamark and emboss with detail gold powder. Colour with watercolour and sparkle pens.
- Lay the square die onto the image and mark the position of the overhang with pencil and trim around with a craft knife or scissors (i.e. the foliage and hair that extends beyond the die edge). Lay the overhang behind the die cutting edge (so it won’t cut through) and cut out the square. Edge with Distress Ink, blending in from around the edges of the square mat.
- Scrunch up a bundle of the waste paper strips and raffia and lay the die cut topper over the top. Put everything together using 3D glue gel.
- Finish by adding Glossy Accents to the stamped berries, acorns and some hair strands to give added shine.