Autumn is on its way.
Personally, I LOVE autumn.
The only drawback to this gorgeous season is that it is followed by . . . GULP . . . winter!
For this autumn-looking card, I turned to Calypso Coral for my main color. I kept a little of the summer look by pairing it with crisp Naturals White.
Because this was meant to be a masculine card, I used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder for the backdrop of the card. By framing it in black, it not only complemented the black of the flower sprays, but also added to the masculine look.
The coolest aspect of this card comes in the rectangle upon which I stamped the flowers. I inked up one of the Stampin' Up! clear blocks with Calypso Coral ink. I then dipped just the edges of the block into Cajun Craze ink. A little spritz of water and I then stamped it on the strip of Naturals White cardstock.
The thing I love the most about this technique is that you never know exactly what you are going to get, and that you only have one chance with that particular inked block. In that sense, this is a monoprint. The look can never be replicated exactly again.
The sporadic covering of the ink is what gives this particular technique its wondrous charm.
Grab your clear blocks and a silhouette-type image and give it a try! You'll have so much fun, you won't want to stop.