Kristas Stamp Spot

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Splitcoast Sketch SC296

Well, it's that time of year again.  Here in the Adirondacks it won't be long before we start to see the leaves changing and fall arriving.  So, I decided to pull out some fall colors for this card.  I used this week's sketch at Splitcoast Stampers - SC296.  I also broke into my new fall DSP Autumn Spice.  This paper is devine!  It's new in the Holiday Mini.  It's a heavy weight cardstock with a subtle texture.  The colors are rich and lovely.  The stamp is an old standby for me - Branch Out.  I stamped this on watercolor paper and then blended a little with my aquapainter to get the watercolor effect.  If you try this, be sure to stamp the tree with StazOn.  Otherwise the branches will blend too.  The sentiment is from Vintage Labels.  I added a little linen thread and a button for embellishments.  The colors for this card are Early Espresso, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Old Olive.  I think this makes a nice masculine birthday card.  Those can be tricky to make!  Thanks for stopping by. 


bonapartelady said...

I've got to start using that well with Branch Out for this sketch.

Emora Designs said...

What a beautiful card. I just love fall and you captured it! With your talent you really should consider entering the challenges over at Papercraft Star they are offering a lot of prizes right now too! Oh and they post all of their challenges weeks in advance to give crafters a head start!