I had so much fun doing this card. The background was created with Faber Castel pan water colors. I love this set because the colors are usually bright. I misted the colors I wanted to use with water to activate them and pounced a stencil brush in the color and randomly pounced the different colors. Sometimes I went over an area to blend and soften the color some. This is one technique you can't go wrong doing and makes a nice background for stamping.
Next I took B Butterfly Trail and stamped it. Just because a stamp is designed for one use doesn't mean it can't be used for something else. The stamp reminds me of Autumn winds and the way the leaves fall to the ground.
I was looking at the card thinking it needed something. I knew the Colorful Autumn Greetings stamp was probably too large to use at the bottom. I used a post it note to cover all but the Greetings part and stamped on white tissue wrapping paper. Then took my water colors and colored the tissue paper so it would blend in better than if it was stark white. Don't be afraid to use just part of a stamp there is no rule in stamping that says you have to use the whole stamp. :-)
Recently while cleaning I came across a bag of fabric leaves I had bought at Dollar Tree. I won't mention how many years ago. Lol! I thought a red orange leaf would be perfect to use for a mat. I can't believe how it makes the colors pop on the Stamptangle Maple Leaf.
What is your favorite season?
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Colorful Autumn Greetings
B Butterfly Trail.
Stamptangle Maple Leaf