Happy World Card Making Day! I’m so happy and delighted to be back today with a new edition of Weekender with Wanda, and what a marvelous occasion too! Are you getting together with friends today to stamp and create? Will you send out some cards in honor of WCMD 2016? I am definitely going to be in my studio crafting away today. Let’s take just one second to go WOW about Stamptember! That was the best month don’t you think? It was crazy keeping up with all the awesome new stamp sets and the inspiration, but I loved it all. it’s going to seem really quiet now! We hope that you enjoyed it too!
Today in honor of the first day of October, I’ve created an Autumn watercolor card to share with you. I used loads of beautiful Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Dies and Stamps. I used a couple of new things from Stamptember as well as some of my tried and true favorites. Everything was inked and colored with Distress Inks for a soft effect. All the supplies and colors I used are listed at the bottom of the post.
I started with an A2 card base made from Neenah Desert Kraft paper. Next I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from watercolor paper and set that aside. Then I die cut all the pumpkins and leaves from watercolor paper. Finally, the Autumn word die was cut from rich brown cardstock.
Since all of the elements were die cut from watercolor paper, they took the Distress Inks beautifully! It was fun to watercolor everything with gorgeous Fall colors. I used a paintbrush and lots of clean water and did a quick and easy wash of color. For this technique I ‘smush’ some Distress ink onto a clear stamping block and use that as my palette!
The words in the background were stamped using the gorgeous new SSS Exclusive You Matter Background stamp. I inked the stamp using Corduroy Distress ink. Once the ink was on the stamp, I used my water sprayer to mist over the ink (right on the stamp). Then I stamped it off center onto the watercolor cardstock. I gently set it aside to dry. That’s how all the imperfections appear. I think this came out really cool!
Once I had the pumpkins and leaves attached to the card front, I used a glue pen and tweezers to adhere the “Autumn” word across the front of the pumpkins. This sentiment die actually says “Autumn Blessings!”
Here is my little pumpkin patch forming on my desk…
I wanted just a few little accents. I thought about adding ink speckles, but the finally decided on some pretty matte gold sequins and a few orange rhinestones.
Thanks for joining me today on this first October weekend! I’m so glad to be back sharing with you! Take care and I’ll see you soon!