Gold Emboss with Watercolour

Fall in Alberta has not been nice this year.  There has been more snowy days than I can remember from any other fall season and, once again, the beautifully coloured leaves are hiding under a blanket of snow this morning.

Since I can’t enjoy the changing leaf colours outside, I am bringing them inside with another fall inspired card.  This one uses gold emboss to outline the leaves and then the whole card is filled in with watercolours.

To begin, Versamark was used to stamp the leaf in a random pattern on watercolour paper.  The paper was dusted with gold embossing powder and set using a heat tool. (Tip: I like to clean off any stray embossing powder with a dry paint brush to ensure a nice, crisp image.)

Gold Emboss with Watercolour - Birdwing Paper Designs

For the fall colours of the leaves I chose Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie inks from Stampin’ Up! and used the Aqua Painter to do the watercolouring.

Gold Emboss with Watercolour - Birdwing Paper Designs

Once the leaves were dry, I began filling in the white background with Crumb Cake.

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Gold Emboss with Watercolour - Birdwing Paper Designs

Gold Emboss with Watercolour - Birdwing Paper Designs

And, finally, it was adhered to the card base and the rest of the embellishments and greetings were added.

IMG_9869Gold Emboss with Watercolour - Birdwing Paper Designs

Although fall seems to be done here already, it is the season of giving thanks and this card would be a thoughtful gift for a teacher, coach, friend, or colleague.

Leah

 

 

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