Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Elegant Leaves Cards with Angelica and Juliana

Hi friends, Angelica here with a colorful card featuring the Elegant Leaves stamp set. This stamp set makes me ready for fall. The leaves are gorgeous, and there’s a variety of words that can be put together for different Thankful/Grateful sentiments.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Elegant Leaves Frilly Frame Dies Fall Themed Grateful For You Card by Angelica Conrad

I stamped the leaves with embossing ink onto Fabriano Artistico Extra White Watercolor Paper. I poured white embossing powder over the images, tapped the excess powder off, then used my heat tool to melt the powder. I did this process a few times to cover the panel. Next, I taped the panel to a clip board, and tapped Nuvo Shimmer powders over the paper. I used colors Solar Flare, Violet Brocade, Falling Leaves, and Golden Sparkle. I sprayed the paper heavily with water to activate the powders, and used a paper towel to pick up any colors that started pooling too much together. Once I was happy with the colors, I let the panel air dry. 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Elegant Leaves Frilly Frame Dies Fall Themed Grateful For You Card by Angelica Conrad

I tapped a few shimmer colors onto my work space, and used water and a #2 round watercolor brush to darken up the leaves. I picked words from the stamp set to make a sentiment, then stamped and gold heat embossed them. I used the Frilly Frames Retro Petals Die to trim and add a stitched border to the sentiment strip. I used a beautiful plum card stock to back the sentiment and background with, then attached the panel to a card base. 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Elegant Leaves Frilly Frame Dies Fall Themed Grateful For You Card by Angelica Conrad

I hope I have helped give new ideas for on a different way to use this stamp set. Thanks for stopping by!

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Hello crafty friends! It's Juliana with you today to share a fall themed card using the Elegant Leaves Stamps combined with watercolor markers! I'm not a watercolor specialist, so I find using this kind of marker to be a great way to give you the beautiful look of watercolor but with the ease of markers and a water brush.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Elegant Leaves Fall Themed Thankful For You Card by Juliana Michaels

To get started, I trimmed a piece of watercolor paper to 4 x 5.25 inches and wiped it down with a powder tool. I then randomly stamped the leaves onto the paper using a tinted embossing ink so I could see the images while I was stamping. I then sprinkled the images with gold embossing powder and heat set it using a heat gun. I recommend working in small sections and to play around with the placement of the stamps so that you can get a nice pattern. While I was working on the leaf pattern, I also determined the placement of the title and stamped and embossed it using the same technique.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Elegant Leaves Fall Themed Thankful For You Card by Juliana Michaels

Once all of the embossing, was complete, I grabbed a mix of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in the following colors and a water brush - Orange, Wine Red, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Mid Green, Brown and Deep Brown. I love how the embossed edges helps hold the ink and water in the place where you want it. To color in each of the leaves, I selected a couple of colors and added just a touch of color to the section of the leaf where I wanted that color. I don't color in the entire area with color. Instead, I draw a small line or dash to get some color onto the paper and then use the water brush to blend the colors. As I'm blending and coloring in each image with the water brush, I dab off excess color and water onto a paper towel.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Elegant Leaves Fall Themed Thankful For You Card by Juliana Michaels

After I finished the water coloring, I then scribbled the different colors onto my craft mat and added a bit of water to them. I then used a thin small paint brush to splatter color onto the paper. Then, to finish the card, I layered it onto a piece of green paper from the Gingham Jewel Tones 6x6 Paper Pad.

Sunny Studio Stamps: Elegant Leaves Fall Themed Thankful For You Card by Juliana Michaels


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed learning how I created this fall themed card featuring the Elegant Leaves Stamps and watercolor markers.

Sunny Studio Supplies Used:

Colorful Autumn 6x6 Paper
Colorful Autumn 6x6 Paper
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Elegant Leaves Stamps
Elegant Leaves Stamps
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Frilly Frames Retro Petals Dies
Frilly Frames Retro Petals Dies
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1 comment:

  1. Love both your cards - but the colours one the first are simply wonderful!

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