Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Front Door

Since Fall officially arrived this week, I decided to do a card using fall colors, with my Front Door Stamp. We have new neighbors next door and I thought I would send it to them, welcoming them to our neighborhood.

As you probably already know, I love doing the water color technique that Art Impression teaches in their video. I inked my Front Door Stamp (for sale next Monday) with my Marvy Markers and stamped the front door. Then from the Fall Harvest stamp set (still available) I stamped the pumpkin, corn husks, corn center piece and give thanks. After stamping each piece, I went over it with a brush which had been dipped in water to give it that water color effect. I love this water color look and I feel like I am an artist....which I am not!

I punched both sides with the Ribbon Slot punch from SU and ran the checked ribbon through it and tied a bow. I added a piece of sheer ribbon to give it extra texture. The sheer ribbon is very hard to see in the picture, but it is there.

I was so tickled to find I had the green polka dot paper that coordinated so well with my background paper. It was just what was needed to bring out the colors in the stamped image.
I would like to have used one of my Nestabilities, but my image was too large and none I had would fit. So, I just kept the card simple and let the water color speak for itself.

Stamps----------------Front Door and Fall Harvest by Art Impressions
Paper------------------Water Color 140# by Strathmore
--------------------------Hobby Lobby for the prints and Bazzill for solid
Ribbon-----------------Lion Ribbon for checked and May Arts for Sheer
Punch------------------Ribbon Slot by SU
Cardstock-------------- Neenah Solar Cream


Nancy said...

Such a nice, welcoming card!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is just darling!!! LOVE that ribbon and all your layers!!!

Janine said...

Very pretty Joan... I love this technique as well but haven't done it in awhile... I may have to drag out my AI stamps and go to town.

Anonymous said...

What a delightful way to welcome the new Fall! I especially enjoy the way you've selected specific elements for color!


Anonymous said...

Oh my, I love that stamp! What a wonderful card to welcome Fall!