Hello there, I hope to find you all well and happy :)
I'm here today with a card that I've made for the 'Fantasy Stampers' challenge and their theme this time is 'Autumn Leaves.' I absolutely love Autumn and I always think of it as Mother Nature's last throw of colour before Winter sets in. Here's the card that I've made:
I started by printing off the 'Tree of Life' poem on the computer and then stamped on a tree by Crafty Individuals using a Big and Juicy ink pad (Spice). Next, using the same ink pad, I stippled and sponged over the tree. I then masked off around the edge and then stippled and stamped with leaf stamps to create a narrow border.
I took the Big and Juicy ink pad and pressed it down onto my craft mat. I then spritzed with water used a piece of peach card which I coloured with the wet ink. After drying the card with a heat gun, I took the stamp that I had used for the main image and stamped it all over using the same ink pad. I mounted the main image onto cream card and then on the coloured peach card. This gave me the wonderful Autumn colours that I'd hoped to achieve. I then matted and layered several times, finishing with red.
Working on the colours of Autumn, I cut out different shaped leaves in red, gold and green and then mounted them around the edge of my card.
I think the poem, stamp and colours work together beautifully and I'm happy with the finished card.