Today I have a card to share (actually 3 of them in variations of the same theme!) that I made for Challenge 15 over at A Vintage Journey. The theme is The Colours of Autumn and you also must show a strong Tim Holtz influence in your creation. I used patterned papers from Tim's Wallflowers Paper Stack for my card backgrounds - sponging them with Archival Potting Soil Ink. The sentiment and frame are from Tim's Acorn Blueprint die and stamp set.
I die cut the leaves using Tim's Tattered Leaves die. I pressed veins in the leaves using a rounded end tool. I inked the leaves with Archival inks - using Orange Blossom on this maple leaf. Then I heat embossed them using Wendy Vecchi's new embossing powders. I used Orange Blossom on this one with a sprinkle of Tree Branch and Fern Green. I let the leaf cool and then sponged Archival Potting Soil over it. (Wendy Vecchi has a wonderful post on how to use her new embossing powders here.)
My plan was to use all three leaves from the Tattered Leaves Die on one card - but they were really too much for a regular 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card - so I decided to use just one leaf on each card. I'm making Halloween and Thanksgiving cards to sell at our Fall Church Fair so I was happy to get 3 cards done in one fell swoop!
I inked the aspen leaf with Archival Fern Green and then embossed it with Wendy Vecchi's Fern Green embossing powder - sprinkling a little bit of Tree Branch on top. I inked a piece of Idea-ology Linen Ribbon for each leaf and knotted it around the stem pulling apart the ends.
I added Chit Chat Stickers to each card, drawing a frame around each one with a Black Stabilo pencil and then rubbing it with my finger to blend it a little bit.
I inked the oak leaf with Tree Branch Archival ink - and then embossed it with Wendy Vecchi's Tree Branch Embossing Power - I added a sprinkle of Orange Blossom on top.
I love the look of Wendy's embossing powders on the leaves!
The Colours of Autumn challenge is open until Oct 2nd if you'd like to join in!
Stamps: Acorn Blue Print Die/Stamps - Alterations/Ranger
Paper: Rustic Cream and Dark Chocolate - PTI, DP - Wallflower Paper Stash - Idea-ology
Ink: Archival Fern Green, Orange Blossom, Potting Soil and Tree Branch
Accessories: Stabilo Black Pencil, Chit Chat Stickers and Linen Ribbon - Idea-ology, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder - Orange Blossom, Tree Branch, Fern Green, foam dots.