I finally felt a little Fall inspiration today, and I was pleased with the outcome! I still don't think I'm quite ready for a warm jacket and scarf...maybe a pumpkin spice latte though! I pulled out my Sheltering Tree set for this project. I had to give it a little dusting, which means I'm not using it enough! I'll have to remedy that. *smile*
Step by Step
To complete this project, you'll need the following cut cardstock:
5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Close to Cocoa cardstock
4" x 5-1/4" Cajun Craze cardstock
3-3/4" x 3-3/4" Watercolor paper
1-1/4" x 4" Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper
1" x 4" Gold Foil
1) To watercolor the background for this piece, I used a technique I learned from Sara Douglas. I wanted to have really crisp lines around the edge of my watercolor paper so I taped the edges down with washi tape before I added the color. The washi tape resists the ink, so when it is peeled away, you have very distinct lines.
Be careful when you remove the tape...it is fairly easy to remove but if you pull to quickly or to hard, you can tear the paper underneath. I used an aqua painter and stamp pads to watercolor the background. Once the piece is dry and the tape is removed, stamp the tree trunk with Chocolate Chip ink. Stamp the leaves in Delightful Dijon, clean image, then stamp in Cajun Craze.
2) Use the Big Shot and the Petal Burst embossing folder to emboss the Gold Foil strip of paper. Layer the tree piece onto the Cajun Craze cardstock, leaving 1/4" at the top and sides. Layer the Petal's & Paisleys DSP at the bottom of the Cajun Craze, leaving no gap. Layer the Gold Foil strip on top of the Petal's & Paisleys DSP. If there is a slight gap between the gold and watercolor paper, it will be covered with the ribbon so no worries!
3) On the back side of the Cajun Craze cardstock, but two dabs of adhesive where your ribbon will be attached. Adhere one end of ribbon on the back, wrap the ribbon around the front, and adhere to the second dab of adhesive. Clip ribbon, then adhere entire piece to the front of the Chocolate Chip card base. Tie a knot with a small piece of ribbon to the ribbon running across the card front.
These are the products I used in this project:
Until next time...happy stampin'!