CMCC#92 – Fall Themed Thank You Card

Hey everyone!

I made a fall themed thank you card for this week’s challenge at Colour Me and you will be amazed with the possibilities of playing with just one main color for your card making.

CMCC #92

I used a leaf stencil from Stamplorations and distress ink for this challenge and basically share the different methods of applying ink to different effect, even when it is the same ink.

Here is my creation,

Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks

I have put up a time lapse video as I want to highlight the way I blend in Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade using the stencil.

I blend in one direction from the base of the leaf outwards to the edge.  That gives a darker shade from the center and lightens up towards the edge.

Using Distress Marker Spritzer (my favorite as I can use Distress Markers, Copic Markers, Wink of Stella, etc), I spritz the same Spiced Marmalade and that gives a nice tiny dark specks all over the leaves.

Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks

Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks

Lastly, I spritz Wink of Stella to get that subtle hue of shimmer all over.  I can’t apply Wink of Stella directly on the leave as it will blend in all the colors.  My intent is to show the different effect of ink application.

With the die cuts, I love making contrasting colors and add the darker die cut at the bottom.  It adds like a shadow and gives a good 3D illusion.

Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks

I adhere the sentiment die cut to the background design using foam tape.  And finally, the whole design is adhered to the card base with Sook Wang double sided tape.  And finished off by applying Ranger Glossy Accent over the sentiment.

I hope you like today’s card and join us at the challenge.  I can’t wait to see what you create and drop by at your blog to view your paper craft.

Here are my team mates’ creation and I am sure you will be so inspired by their creation using this week’s color.

Antonia Speelman

Bhavana Kesarkar

Brenda Hofstatter

Hayley Kew

Jinny Newlin

Julia Wilson

Kim Heggins‏


Tara Bourgoin

Valentyna Komisarenko‏

Supplies and tools

  • Stamploration Leaf Prints Stencil
  • Distress Ink Pads – Spiced Marmalade & Black Soot
  • Distress Marker – Spiced Marmalade
  • Distress Marker Spritzer
  • Wink of Stella – Clear
  • Ranger Glossy Accent
  • Mini Round Ink Blending Tool
  • Foam Tape
  • Sook Wang Double Sided Tape

Submitted to the following challenge(s)

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  1. Julie Gearinger says:

    What a fabulous stenciled background and love the layered die cut as well!! So thrilled to be designing with you this month at Colour Me..!! Hugs and have a great week!

    • Ink A Paper says:

      Hey Julia, thank you. Yes the air brush is really versatile…😊 there are some powered ones which makes it much easier to use 😁

    • Ink A Paper says:

      Hi Karen, thank you for your lovely comment. I will definitely pop over to the sites you have mentioned 😊

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