Thursday, October 17, 2013

Multi-color Maples

I'm a sucker for a pretty leaf stamp! Magnificent Maple is a great single stamp available in the Holiday Catalog--it reminds me of the gorgous maple turning red in my front yard right now. We will be using the maple stamp tonight at our Club meeting (not to make this card--but another pretty maple card!). Fall colors are *my* colors, so these make me happy. I think the little bit of Soft Sky in there really highlights the gorgeous leaf tones.

This is a simple "one-sheet-wonder" technique--stamp a sheet of plain cardstock and use it as Designer Series Paper on your card. If you have a favorite stamp and a color combination you've been itching to try, this is the technique for you! I like to start with the lightest color first, but it doesn't matter. Just make sure you clean your stamp before changing inks!

Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Six-Sided Sampler
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Accessories: Hexagon Punch, Soft Sky Seam Binding, dimensionals