Thanksgiving mini cardsPosted: October 12, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians; chances are you are enjoying leaves in pretty colours like I am these days. I keep reaching for the filigree leaves set at the moment because it has six lovely leaves which can be stamped simply to feature the pretty filigree patterns or used as I have here to stamp an outline which can be painted for a more realistic leaf look.
My process for creating these three mini cards was as follows. I masked a square on cold pressed watercolour paper then inked the leaf stamps with two or three distress stains. I stamped then used a paintbrush to blend the colour and fill the leaf. Where necessary I added water but I worked quickly enough to mainly just move the stain. When the leaf dried I splattered some stain over the top and once that dried sponged a little ink around the perimeter to frame the leaf. (I did film myself on periscope using this technique and these stamps. Please be aware that the quality on periscope is not like youtube but you can get the idea of this process at the beginning of the broadcast)
Each card is 4″x4.5″ and the squares have 2 7/8″ sides and are popped up on fun foam.
I stamped the sentiment with versafine inks rather than distress because they do such a good job with fine lines.
I hope you are having a wonderful day; thanks for visiting.
Stamps: Filigree Foliage, Special Wishes (Penny Black)
Inks: Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Gathered twigs, Aged Mahogany, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Barn Door distress stains (Ranger) and Vintage Sepia, Crimson Red, Spanish Moss Versafine inks (Tsukineko)
Cardstock:Canson cold pressed 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper