Good Friday morning. I have a clean and simple fall project to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Leaves set and Fancy Cutout Border. I love fall leaves and they are so much fun to make for a card front. I wanted the leaves to be the main focus but added the decorative die cut border with the orange peeking through for another touch of color.
I cut the leaves using watercolor paper. I actually had a happy mistake when I first started. I noticed a dot of black on one of the leaves and tried to lightly wipe it off with a clean baby wipe. The baby wipe didn’t remove the dot but it did add just a light layer of moisture which allowed my inks to sponge on so smoothly. I had actually intended to mist the leaves before starting to apply ink but I wouldn’t not have gotten such a delicate layer of moisture and I think would have had a totally different outcome. Baby wipes….who knew???
I used rusty hinge, peeled paint, fired brick, wild honey and spiced marmalade distress inks. The Sofft mini applicator is such a wonderful tool for sponging small areas. This is a tool I would never want to be without.
When I was finished apply and blending the ink on the leaves I applied versa and embossed with clear embossing powder. The embossed shine brought out the rich colors of the leaves but made it very difficult to get a good photograph. I formed the leaves lightly with my stylus and molding pad.
Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”