27 September 2014

Saturday night card making!

 Good evening!  Hope your weekend is treating you well....we were in and out all day and now tonight my teenage daughter is at a bonfire, so I thought what better way to kill time waiting to pick her up than to make a card!  Fall weather is quickly approaching and I just love the color palette of fall. So tonight's card is fall themed.  

I'm using some distress inks and an acorn stamp from one of Tim Holtz's mini blueprints sets.  I'm also using watercolor paper and will watercolor using the inks and a waterbrush.

I also stamped a harlequin background stamp from a.muse studio with versamark ink and clear embossed it. 

Then I stamped 3 of the acorns on the piece of watercolor paper with MementoLuxe tuxedo black pigment ink.  This ink stays wet long enough to clear emboss over it so I'll be able to watercolor without smuding the black ink.
For my sentiment, I used an Autumn Leaves stamp I got a long time ago and also stamped with pigment ink and clear embossed.  Then I 'colored' the paper with distress ink.
And here is the finished card with the acorns.  Still a little rusty with some techniques, but it was fun to play around for a while with stamps and distress inks.  :)

Have a great rest of the weekend!  :)


  1. Fun card! Love Tim's blueprint stamps. Looks great with that fun diamond background. :)

  2. Thanks, Tammy! Glad you stopped by! :)

  3. Oh I love this card!

  4. Love your wonderful fall card!! Great tutorial too!