Rustic Fall Branches

Good Sunday morning.  I have been enjoying making fall projects this past week.  I thought I would use my new Penny Black Dancing Branches  and Sizzix Bricked and Wooden embossing folder set to make a rustic fall card for the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge.  The featured stamper this week is Marg Mortimer and I was inspired by Marg’s Wishes Card. I kept the same basic layout as Marg’s card but changed from a floral to fall theme.  I used an oval opening in the main card layer instead of round.

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I started by creating a alcohol ink palette on my craft sheet, misting it with alcohol blending solution and then laying a piece of glossy cardstock facedown in the inks and lightly pressing with my fingers and set aside to dry.  Rubber gloves were used for this process. 


I cut the branch die out three times.  Some of the colors didn’t show up as well as I had hoped so I applied inks on alcohol blending pads and lightly dabbed directly on the branches. My colors became somewhat muddled so I applied versa to the branches and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to brighten them. They didn’t turn out as I had hoped they would but I still wanted to use them.

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I brayered brown ink on the inside of the embossing folder and used Kraft cardstock to create the wooded layer.  I applied more ink to the embossed layer by wiping my brown pads directly on the cardstock. I like the rustic look and thought it would be perfect with the branches.  I used glossy accents to attach one full branch section to the oval opening on the card base.  I cut the other two branch sections apart and attached them around the main branch with glossy accents.  I attached a few little leaves sticking upward at the edge of the oval opening and then attached the green ribbon to finish.

KC Penny Black Dancing Branchlets 2 right_thumb

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4 thoughts on “Rustic Fall Branches”

  1. Kittie, I swear, you’ve got magic color fingers…. I love the branch with the leaves but mostly, it was the tree holding it. That so so real. I’ve seen it in the park a couple of block away… I love this card….. thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity

  2. Good Afternoon, Kittie, this is so different, an a masterpiece, you get better everyday. I love your concept and the tutorial info is great. …have a good week-end and thanks for your inspiration…..Hugs

  3. What a super idea….always on top of it creating the most unusual cards…and down and dirty with those inks. 🙂
    Enjoy your day and continue spreading your joy as you do for all of us here.

  4. Ohhhhhh Kittie! I haven’t used my glossy C/S in years …. this is a beautiful reminder to do so. While the results might not be as your mind’s eye envisioned, those of us on ‘this side’ of your creation are loving it!
    hugs from TX!


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