Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Leaves Turn

Autumn is fast approaching. One thing I love about the seasons changing is the beautiful colors Mother Nature has to offer. The Fall goes by so quickly though. I hope you follow the advice of this beautiful card and take time to watch the leaves turn.

I love the rich colors of Fall and it was so easy to bring them into my project using the products you see here:

My new favorite product, Pixie Spray, makes using stencils amazingly easy.  No more taping down your stencil. Spray your stencil back, let it dry 60 seconds, and it becomes lightly tacky. Just place your stencil down and ink away. Toss your tape! Even the intricate details of your stencil will gently adhere to your surface and remove without harming your paper. And these amazing Ink Blending Brushes make ink application so smooth and easy. I have ditched all my sponge daubers. No learning curve with these brushes...rub them in your ink and brush on just like you would apply makeup. They are soft bristles (not sponge) and clean up with just soap and water. And with ten brush sizes in the pack, there is one for every type of application from broad area to fine detail.

I used my Memento Inks when creating this project because my fabulous new Aladine IZink Ink Pads had not yet arrived. I like Memento, don't get me wrong, but these IZink pads are to dye for (pun intended...they are dye ink pads). They go on so beautifully creamy and smooth. You will see many projects with me using them in the future!

If you're curious how I created this seasonal card, here are the details.

I sprayed my Colorful Life Stencil (Big Leaves) with the Pixie Spray. On a piece of cream colored CS, I placed my stencil and inked the various colors using the brushes and Memento Ink. The images came out crisp and clean because the spray held down all the intricate parts while I brushed on the ink.  I added a generous spritz of Shimmering Bliss Spray (Imperial Yellow) and let it dry. I trimmed down the piece and distressed the edges, then added a brown mat and attached it to my card base.

The sentiment, Leaves Turn, was stamped on cream cardstock, and I added some colored highlights to some of the words using Kaisercraft Gel Pens.  That piece was then sprayed with Shimmering Bliss, trimmed and matted, then attached to the card.

To finish off the card, I added a few pearls.  If you look closely, you can see the beautiful shimmer and royal tones.

Would you like some good news? The stamp I used is on special (only until September 8th!) and will automatically be discounted 15%, along with any of the other new releases you may like. And, you can save an additional 10% by adding my special code below. This code is good on ANY PRODUCT on the Technique Junkies site, and there is NO EXPIRATION! See...good news!

I sure hope you enjoyed my project and are inspired to try creating some beautiful Fall cards. Thanks for letting me visit today!

Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!