Friday, September 25, 2015

Autumn Blessings Card

Hello there! It's Lisa Hoel with another guest post for you today. I am ready for fall weather around here. It is my favorite season! The leaves are starting to change color although it's still a bit on the warm side in my opinion. I was inspired to create a card with an autumn theme and the luscious colors that go with it.

The center panel was created using the faux batik technique. I stamped and embossed the leaves with clear embossing powder onto the plain watercolor paper. The embossing powder acts as a mask. I then sprayed the paper with various colors of Distress Spray Stain and flicked it with plain water when it was dry. (The stain reacts with the water and creates the light spots.) You then remove the embossing powder by placing absorbent paper like plain newsprint or a coffee filter over the embossed area and ironing it. The powder melts and is wicked up by the paper. Quickly remove the paper before it cools and you will have people trying to figure out how you got the white images on your project. ;-) That's another oldie but goodie technique to have in your box of tricks.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that many autumn blessings come your way!

AJVD products used:

Other products used:
Distress Spray Stains, Archival Ink, Distress Ink, Distress Watercolor Paper,
clear embossing powder, Distress Marker, Distress Marker Spritzer Tool

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Doudou said...

Beautiful fall card!

Celeste Goff said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colors and the texture!

MiamiKel said...

Such a stunning Autumn card, vibrant with the warm colors bursting like a sunset straight from God's beauitful hand! I'm sooo glad for the coffee hop and finding you via links - I am just in awe of your company and fell in love with your coffee n Jesus stamps, among many others (spent a good while in the shop!) Thank you for the inspiration of your watercolor beauty - it's just awe inspiring and just jumps right off the screen. Thanks for sharing your card - blessings! ♥

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful fall card!1