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. 

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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.

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