Today we're creating Another Quick and Easy Faux Watercolor Card featuring Ranunculus Romance Die Cut Leaf. Tuesday we created a leaf cascade card check it out here if you missed it... https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2022/09/quick-easy-faux-watercoloring-fall-leaves-on-a-card.html
Today we're using that same technique and altering one of the colors...this changes the color combo and provides a fresh look....
And a bit closer...
In preparing the colors this time we used Mossy Meadow instead of Cajun Craze--this lightens the color combo while still staying with traditional autumn colors.
This time we are layering the leaves over square backgrounds--this features each leaf as it's own painting. Adding Wink of Stella (impossible to see in the photo) adds a quite stunning effect.
We added 3 brushed metallic dots to add our touch of pizazz to the card.
Leaving off a greeting this now becomse one of those awesome stash cards that can be used at any time for any occasion--this one is definitely great for guys, gals...for birthdays, thank you, thinking of you, just a note....etc.
I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.
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1. Cut Thick Very Vanilla cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 score long side at 4 1/4 (card base)
2. Cut Very Vanilla 4 1/8 X 5 3/8; put through Quatrefoil embossing folder and adhere to card front.
3. Cut watercolor paper 3 1/2 X 5 (if creating more than one card use full sheet)
*Place 3-4 drops of reinker in the lids of the Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, and Mossy Meadow ink pads.
*Using a water painter and a small container of water (the water painter doesn't deliver sufficient water for this technique) paint a light coat of water over the paper.
*Starting with Curry quickly pick up more water on the brush and add to the drops in the lid---add this color to random spots on the pre-wet paper. Repeat with Pumpkin and Mossy Meadow (if you work in this order you won't need to clean your brush between colors).
*When the entire sheet is colored let dry (or use heat gun). Die cut 3 leaves. Add Wink of Stella to leaves
4. Cut 3 pieces of Copper foil 1 5/8 X 1 5/8; cut 3 pieces of very vanilla cardstock 1 1/2 X 1 1/2; adhere together with glue dots--adhere to card front with glue dots (see photo).
Adhere a leaf to each square varying the orientation of the leaves
5. Add 3 small copper brushed metallic dots in a line under the leaf on the right side
Your card is ready for sending.
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