Handmade Card Making Idea - Autumn Inspiration0
Posted on 12th September 2017 by Nicole Mullen
Handmade Card Making Idea - Autumn Inspiration
There is definitely a change in the air, and the leaves are starting to fall from trees in my garden (although that could be all the strong winds we are getting too!) so autumn colours inspired me for this handmade card.
I am in a real clean and simple crafting mood lately, where less is more, and I like the challenge of using my products in a unique way. For this card I used:
- Papermilldirect Plain White Card
- Papermilldirect Card Blank in Daffodil Yellow
- Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Forrest Moss, Scatted Straw, Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed
- Black Archival Ink
- Paint swatch stamps (Waltzingmouse Stamps - Discontinued and random leaf stamp, unknown)
- MISTI stamping tool
I started off by picking my Distress Ink colours (listed above). I then organised them in the order I wanted to use them on the card. This actually took the most time of the card! I then started with the Spiced Marmalade and stamped the first paint spatter effect. It looks like you swiped paint with a brush, but in a nice controlled, way which is great. The distress inks do tend to need 2 or 3 stampings to get a good impression so I used my MISTI stamping tool to help me repeatedly stamp and get a perfect impression on top of the last each time.
I repeated this stamping process, alternating between two stamp styles and also rotating their orientation on the card each time I used them. This gave me a lovely mix of flow and colour on the crisp white panel.
I then took a leaf outline stamp and stamped this as if it was 'falling' down the card, again alternating its position on the card. I used black Archival Ink for this stamping as it gives a lovely crisp stamping. You just need to make sure your distress ink is dry before you stamp it.
I added some pearls that matched in colour (again from my stash, no idea where these ones are from) and it was done. I didn't add a sentiment as I loved how it looked without one. I can add one inside when I need to use the card, or keep it for a note to a friend and just write a message as needed, which is something I do if sending a random gift at times. I hope you like the colours and that they inspire you for some autumn crafting!