Sunday, September 8, 2013

TOUCH OF AUTUMN

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.

Smiles.

9 comments:

  1. A gorgeous card - I love autumn too. Especially at the moment when it's still sunny but nice and cool and crisp and the raining hasn't started.

    Thanks so much for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  2. That's a cute card! I love the way you made it. See you in about 4 1/2 hours!!

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  3. I love Autumn, as well... Very cute card... Just wanted to let you know I love reading your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster Award… You can find the link on my blog - just posted it today - and the directions for what to do.... Have a great day!

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  4. Lovely. I love the texture and the layering. If just made (and posted) my first card and dream of them some day being as nice as this.

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  5. Hi Linda! again another beauty, love the different textures and colors! Have a wonderful week and come visit us again at Fluster Buster Party, Lizy Party co host

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  6. This is a great piece! Cant wait to try it! I'm stopping by from http://katherinescorner.com/2013/09/11/thursday-favorite-things-blog-hop-105/

    Hope to see you here soon: http://julshiddengems.blogspot.ie/2013/09/my-favourite-friday-online-finds_13.html#comment-form

    Juls x

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  7. I love that color, such a pretty card!...Christine

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  8. What a beautiful card! I hadn't heard your technique before, I can imagine how fun it must be each time you do it, a surprise. I agree, I love autumn and all the pretty colors.
    I found you through the Answer is Chocolate Link Party where I have the following projects linked; Spooky Halloween Card and Subway Art Printable, would love it if you'd stop by too.
    Hugs, antonella :-)

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  9. This is so pretty, I am so jealous of people who make beautiful cards, thanks for sharing it at the Pinworthy Project Party!

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