Hello blogging friends! Last week I shared a card and sneak peek with you for one of the New Stamp Simply Clear Stamps and today I will be sharing another card using both of the two new stamp set for the Autumn Release. This past week the design team has been sharing so many beautiful Fall/Autumn cards and projects so please be sure to check out the Stamp Simply Blog. Sharon is having a giveaway over on the blog and you can click HERE to find out all of the details and how you could have a chance to win!
Here is the card I designed using the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-009 Give Thanks and SS-010 Harvest. I love all of the beautiful verses and sentiments on both of the stamp set. Both sets also have some wonderful images of leaves to stamp and color.
To start I stamped one of the smaller leaf images from the SS-010 Harvest stamp set on to Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock - Quartz White paper with Delicata - Celestial Copper ink. The Delicata inks are a pigment ink but you can do some really fun and shimmery techniques with them. Usually you would add embossing powder to a pigment ink and use a heat tool to melt the powders and heat emboss. But on the pearlescent papers you can use a cotton ball or a sponge to rub and blend the ink into the paper for a very soft and faint image of the stamp.
Here is a look at the paper after the ink is blended in. The images are still there but they are very soft and faint looking. I love the results! After the ink has been blended into the paper you will need to use your heat tool to make sure the paper/ink is dry.
After the paper is dry then I take an anti-static powder bag and rub over the area that will be embossed. Before stamping the larger leaf pour a little of the embossing powder over the paper and tap it off. If all of the embossing powder comes off then your paper is dry. If the embossing powder sticks to your paper then you can brush it off and dry the paper a little more with the heat tool. I stamped the larger leaf image from the SS-009 Give Thanks stamp set towards the upper part of the card in the center. I used the Delicata - Celestial Copper ink and Ranger - Super Fine Detail Copper Embossing Powder to heat emboss the image. Then I added some color to the leaf image using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I used a cotton ball to apply the inks. These are the colors of ink I used on the leaf and acorns--Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, and Fired Brick. Next I added a little bit of sparkle to the image using a Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen. When I used the glitter pen I just kind of pounced it on to the paper. You don't want to use regular pen strokes to apply the glitter pen because if you do it will lift the distress inks right off of the paper. I waited for the glitter and ink to dry and then I added some Glossy Accents to seal in the shimmer from the glitter. Oh and one other tip just let the wink of stella dry on its own. I tried to speed up the drying time and used a heat tool but when I did that it took away all of the shimmer so I had to apply it again. I'm not sure why that happened but I thought I would share it with you and save you the trouble of having to reapply the wink of stella.
Once the glossy accents was dry then I started to assemble my card. I added a layer of Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 80# Text - Copper paper behind the stamped images. The text paper is lighter weight and great for layering. Then I added a piece of May Arts Metallic String Copper around the middle of the card and just tied it in a simple knot. I added the card front panel to a black A2 top folding card base.
I used the same ink and embossing powder to stamp and heat emboss the sentiment on to a piece of black cardstock. The sentiment is from the SS-009 Give Thanks stamp set. I cut the black paper down to size and I fussy cut the one end to look like a banner. I added Therm-O-Web Foam Squares to the back of the sentiment to pop it up a little and add some dimension to the card.
To finish off the card I added a few Black 5mm Sequins. I hope you enjoyed today's card and I hope you will give the background technique a try. It's really easy to do and it is so pretty, soft, and shimmery. :)
Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting needs. And while you are there check out the new Autumn Release, metallic ribbons, Delicata inks and pearlescent papers. Don't forget to check out the Stamp Simply Blog for beautiful inspiration from the design team and a chance to win the giveaway!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs & Smiles,
Stamps: Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-009 Give Thanks, SS-010 Harvest
Paper: Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 80# Text - Copper, Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# Cardstock - Quartz White, Cardstock - Black
Ink: Delicata - Celestial Copper, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick
Ribbon: May Arts Metallic String Copper
Accessories: Ranger - Super Fine Detail Copper Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Black 5mm Sequins, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scor-Tape, Cotton Balls, Heat Tools