Monday, August 21, 2017

Welcome Autumn Card {How to use multiple inks on solid stamps}

Hello friends! Fall is still pretty dang far from Florida. I'd love to be welcoming fall right now, but in August and even September it's still months away. We pretty much go straight from summer to what we call winter (but even our winter would make most of you laugh in our faces! We know. It's the best we've got though!) At least I can live vicariously through Pinterest and Facebook. Plus, I canmake pretty autumn cards to pretend it's almost crisp and cool outside. Today I used Fun Stampers Journey's new Hello Fall stamp set, which is part of the Journey Holiday Trends Mini Catalog
I've been absolutely SMITTEN with this stamp set, even since I got it. I had fun combining a few ink colors to bring this card to life, and it allowed me to really reminisce about the way fall leaves look. To create this look, I used Summer Days, Tangerine Fusion, and Pumpkin Bread inks. I inked a leaf in Summer Days, (always always start with the lightest color first!!!!) and then tapped just the edges of the stamp into Tangerine Fusion, or Pumpkin Bread, (or sometimes both!) It's a fun technique to play with, because it'll never stamp exactly the same twice! So lots of leaves were in order, to try out lots of combinations. When I was done, I stamped some second generation leaves over the top to fade a little of the white space. (This just means I inked up the stamp, and then stamped off on a piece of scrap paper before stamping onto the card, removing part of the color. This gives it a faded look.) 

welcome card by laura williams featuring Hello Fall stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey | stamping techniques - using multiple ink colors on one solid stamp

I am also in love with this Welcome stamp. The font is absolutely gorgeous and trendy, and the size of this stamp is PERFECTION on a handmade card. (It's big enough to be fabulous on a scrapbook layout too!) I trimmed the sentiment and paired it with some twine, and FSJ's new Foiled Frames. This was my first time using them, and I am sure I need about 10 more packages. They are awesome!!!!

A little splattering of Dark Roast Silk, and a few enamel dots finished off this project, plus one more leaf for good measure! I hope wherever you are, it's starting to feel like fall. Enjoy every minute of it, my friends!!! Thanks so much for coming by today! 

PS. If you're looking for more fall and winter card inspiration, check out my Cards: Holiday Inspiration Pinterest board! Some of my friends and I collect all the best fall/winter holiday cards there, just for you! xoxo

1 comment:

Betty said...

I live in Florida, too, and thought I missed the crisp fall days, that is until I woke up this morning on vacation in Minnesota! I am sitting here wearing jeans, socks and sneakers, and a sweater looking forward to getting back to shorts and sandals! Thank you for the beautiful card ideas!