I made myself sit down in my craft room and work on two cards for Darnell's Twofer challenge, which this month is Leaves.
I don't know why I have such trouble thinking of two different ways to use the same stamps - but it seems to shut my creative mind right down!?! Usually, I'm very good at multi-tasking - but apparently not so good at multi-designing?!!!
But, I think I got it done.......
I know at first glance, my cards look similar - same colors, same grid background stamp, same dew drops, same leaf stamp, but on closer inspection, I'll show you how they are different!
For my first card I stamped this lovely leaf (retired set Season of Change from Sweet N Sassy) by inking the stamp first in Orange Zest and then 'rock n rolling' the edges (remember that technique??!) in Honey Nut Ink. You can see all the lovely detail in the stamp. Then I stamped the Distressed Grid background over the panel in Soft Stone and die cut the panel with Pierced Feature Frames from PTI.
My Thanksgiving card!
For my Twofer below - I used the same stamp but "inked' the stamp by coloring it with Tombow Markers, brown around the outside edges and orange on the inside of the leaf. Then I stamped the leaf onto watercolor paper and brushed over the middle of the stamping with a slightly wet paint brush to move around the color - which also makes all the detail of the stamp disappear
(although there wasn't much detail showing anyway since this is a textured watercolor paper.)
I repeated the process for the second leaf.
Then I die cut the leaves using the coordinated die and layered them with foam dots over a panel of watercolor paper stamped with the same grid stamp as my first card. I layered the panel to a scalloped die cut and onto a card base of Rustic Cream cardstock .
My Thinking of You card.
So, I hope I got it right sis? Two different designs for different occasions using the same stamps!
Stamps: Season of Change - Sweet N Sassy (retired), Distressed Grid - Cornish Heritage Farm (retired), Sentiment - Inky Antics.
Paper: white, Honey Nut - PTI
Ink: Soft Stone, Orange Zest, Honey Nut - PTI
Accessories: Pierced Feature Frame dies - PTI, orange dew drops, foam dots, Tombow Glue.
Thinking of You Card
Stamps: Season of Change - Sweet N Sassy (retired), Distressed Grid - Cornish Heritage Farm (retired), Sentiment Staples: Thinking of You - PTI
Paper: Rustic Cream, Honey Nut - PTI, Arches Watercolor paper
Ink: Soft Stone, Honey Nut - PTI
Accessories: Tombow Markers Brown and Orange, water, paint brush, Season of Change leaf dies - Sweet N Sassy (retired), Scallop Stackers Medium die - PTI, foam dots.