Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SUOC28, Fall Colors!

The challenge today at SUO Challenges is to make an Autumn-themed card (or other project) using Golds, Oranges, and Browns. This was an opportunity to use that fabulous technique* they showed us at the Stampin' Up! Regional in Henderson, NV!

The Early Espresso wood grain paper makes a nice backdrop for the bright leaves, don't you think? The loops behind the leaves are long thin strips of Early Espresso CS. They remind me of accents used in flower arranging. :-)

Stamps: Gently Falling, Grateful Greetings
Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On,  Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard and Soft Suede Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede Ink Refills
Accessories: Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue, Aqua Painter, Old Olive 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

* Squirt some Dazzling Details Glitter Glue in a waterproof container (button/brad lids work well). Place a drop of Classic Ink Refill in your color choice on top, and blend well with an Aqua Painter. Paint over stamped image. I stamped with Staz-On, then colored around the edges of the images with Watercolor Wonder Crayons. Painting the dyed glitter glue mixture on with the brush helps spread the color from the crayons around.  When finished, rinse the Aqua Painter in warm water to clean.


  1. Love this card, Cindy! Thanks for sharing the technique.

  2. Sorry I'm so slow to comment on this beauty!! I am completely in love with this card. Perfect in every detail!! The little paper loops will definitely be CASEd. Thanks for the technique help too.


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