Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sunset Trees Card

Ah, another KWerner Color Challenge. You know I'm hopelessly devoted...I had to sneak in minutes here and there and finally finished my card for this week's challenge just an hour before leaving for Springfield.

With such beautiful fall colors like these, I just had to break out my all-time fave "Lovely as a Tree". I got this stamp set in my Demonstrator Starter Kit 6-1/2 years ago! I love that row of trees!

I used my Aquapainter to drag and blend each color across the watercolor paper (a MUST for soaking up all the water I used to get the right blend). I used So Saffron on the bottom, Pumpkin Pie in the middle, and Elegant Eggplant on top. My first try looked too "stripey" so I tried to blend the color more and let it drag down on the sides to avoid hard lines.

Supplies: Lovely As a Tree, Wonderful Words, Watercolor Paper, So Saffron ink & cardstock, Close to Cocoa ink & cardstock, Pumpkin Pie ink, Elegant Eggplant ink, Aquapainter, Jumbo Eyelets, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile, Twill Tape, Cutter Kit (Distresser tool)

14 comments:

Butternut Sage Designs said...

beautiful technique Julie! ~Donna

Tara Kieninger said...

very pretty!

sari hänninen said...

oh man! that's a wonderful card!

StampingSelene said...

What a fabulous job you did with the background colors. They mixed perfectly!

Sylvia Nelson said...

Julie, This is so lovely.

Piritta said...

Very pretty!

travelingmama said...

This is really pretty! TFS!

Becky said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I love it!

Jerry said...

I love the watercolor effect in the background. Really pretty!

Ange Kelly said...

A beatiful card!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Gorgeous card! What a fabulous technique...I'll have to try it!

Kate's Life said...

Love the blending technique! Great stamp, I love your card!!!

Mae Collins said...

Great card, I love using that stamp set too!

Mel H. said...

Beautiful card!