Filigree thank you

This leaf is from a PB stamp set called ‘filligree foliage. I haven’t used it for a few years but it is perfect for creating some autumn leaves. As the name suggests each leaf has a filigree pattern on it but you can’t see it on this card because I am using the stamp for its shape not its pattern. To see cards I’ve made in the past with this set click over here, here and here

I worked on hot pressed watercolour paper and moved the stamp around each time I stamped it. I used abandoned coral and frayed burlap distress inks, an odd combo, but one which seemed to work and even gave me a some purply blue in a few places. After stamping the leaf I immediately blended the ink with a paintbrush and water until I had filled the entire shape diluting all the stamped ink as I did so.

I added a double stacked sentiment die cut from olive green cardstock then ruled a thin brown frame around the edge with the help of the ‘staytion’ magnetic board and ruler. I know the ‘staytion’ was designed with stenciling in mind but it makes lining up die cut words and letters easy as well as ruling lines.

Can you believe I have another card for the current CAS watercolour challenge?

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10 Comments on “Filigree thank you”

  1. Claudia says:

    Heather this is simply stunning, love the fantastic made leaves!

  2. Pat says:

    The silhouette leaves in those two pretty complementary colours look fabulous Heather and the large words look great over the top. I would love to see how you used them in the past but the link does not seem to work. x

    • Heather says:

      Hi Pat,
      Thank you for your kind words; I was surprised to see those two colours work so well. I have changed the link to three individual links so you can see the previous cards with this stamp set.

  3. Janet S. says:

    Brilliant use of the stamp and ink! So pretty and the color of the words make the card pop! Thanks creative one!!

  4. Karen Jackson says:

    Lovely card Heather. I love the way you have framed the leaves simply with a drawn line, broken in parts – very effective. Thanks for sharing the links to your earlier cards in 2015. Wow, doesn’t time fly!

  5. Karen Jackson says:

    Lovely card Heather. I love the way you have framed the leaves with a simply drawn thin line. It is very effective. Thanks for sharing your earlier cards with this stamp set from 2015. Wow, doesn’t time fly!

  6. Karen Jackson says:

    Two comments from me Heather! 🙂 The first one vanished into the ether when I had finished so to make sure, I did it again. Then they both appeared – ha!

  7. Bonnie says:

    These looks look so realistic, Heather! A perfect Fall card! Thanks so much for sharing with us again at CAS Watercolour!

  8. lollthompson says:

    Gorgeous autumn leaves Heather. Interesting to see how the colours changed. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  9. Jenny Martin says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Such interesting colour combo:) Thanks so much for joining us again at CAS Watercolour.


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