Good Tuesday everyone! I'm playing along with PTI's October Blog Hop Challenge where they have this incredible fall photo for our inspiration! My card was inspired by the woodgrain background, the music and of course, the berries, leaves and pumpkins.
Here's my interpretation...
I stamped the wreath using PTI's Wreath For All Seasons stamp set with Baked Brown Sugar and Riding Hood Red inks (SU). The sentiment was gold embossed and includes one of PTI's Tiny Tags stamps and dies - probably my most frequently used products from their company aside from their white CS that I use for nearly all of my card bases! The pumpkins and leaves are dies by Simon Says Stamp which I used with some leftover watercolor scraps. The flag banner was die cut from paper (Strathmore Bristol smooth surface) that was printed using a 3" x 5" Gelli Arts brand gel printing plate. I randomly added about 2 dabs each of Liquitex Basics acrylic paints: Yellow Oxide, Cadmium Orange Hue, Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Light Green Permanent. I first reviewed this YouTube tutorial for beginners since it had been many months since I used this technique. You don't want to mix the colors up very much with the brayer or it will just appear muddy. I used Tim Holtz stencils - burlap then bubble. I still had a good amount of paint on the gel plate after "printing" a couple of times, so added a few tiny dots of gold acrylic paint to the plate, brayered lightly, then placed one of the TH mini stencils (looks like hexagons or boxes) from his stencil set #13. You never get the same results with this technique and I learned to keep all "prints" even if I don't care for them. You can add layers of different colors until you get a desired result!
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you would like to join in the hop, you have until midnight tonight EST to add a card to PTI's blog post HERE.