Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Saturday, September 08, 2007

Autumn Harvest

Here's another card I created using the new Autumn Harvest set. This set is so much fun to watercolor! I used the Coluzzle to cut out my oval first and then stamped my grouping inside the shape, rather than stamping and then cutting. How did I know to do this? Because the first grouping that I stamped, watercolored and planned to cut out ended up way to large to fit inside the oval like I planned.

To mask the images, I first stamped them on post it notes. I cut out the post it shapes and then I was able to mask the image easily without the mask slipping. Masking allows you to stamp overlapping images, without making the front image appear "see through" by seeing unwanted lines. Overlapping images makes a more natural, pleasing grouping than just a line of images. When doing a large grouping such as this, make sure to stamp the image you want in the foreground first and work back. For example, I started with the gourd in front, then the small pumpkin, then the large pumpkin and so on.

To make the curly tendril coming off the pumpkin, I just cut a sliver of Old Olive card stock and rolled it around a pencil. This adds a cute 3-D touch. I saw this done on another card somewhere in my internet travels, so I cannot take credit for that cute idea. To color this I used my favorite method: aqua painter and ink in my ink pad covers.

Stamps: Autumn Harvest Canvas background & Holidays & Wishes
Card stock: Really Rust, Old Olive & Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black Stazon & various to watercolor
Accessories: Coluzzle, Linen thread, Ticket corner punch

After working with this set and other fall themed sets and then having a Halloween themed workshop last night I'm really getting in the mood for fall! BUT...I still hope to enjoy more summer-like went by too quickly!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips on how to do this. It is wonderful...So real. You rock as usual!


Linda Gray said...

Wow! I thought you had cut out all the parts and then layered them on the card. Great job of masking; it has a real 3-D effect. Great card.

Donna said...

Just absolutely gorgeous!


Corie said...

This is so beautiful -- so elegant