Autumn Unicorn

Autumn UnicornThis happy fellow looked like he just needed to be made into an Autumn birthday card, and when I finished getting the colors in, and added all the leaves, I knew I was right. The colors for the Splitcoaststampers weekly color challenge really added a bright finishing touch for the card.

The stamp is from Third Coast Rubber Stamps (Autumn Unicorn BD-028-O) and he is really cheerful looking. I stamped him twice in London Fog grey (Tsukineko Memento Ink) on white cardstock (Bazzill Basics – Coconut Swirl). The first one became the base to be attached to the card. The second was painted with watercolor crayons (Caran d’Ache), followed by pearlescent watercolors (Niji) just over the unicorn so that it had the gleam I wanted. I colored the sky and ground using chalks to create the autumn feel I wanted for the background.

The card itself is done in the colors of the challenge: turquoise, kraft, and red-orange papers (all Club Scrap). The 8.5″ x 11″ turquoise cardstock was cut in half to create a finished card size of 4.25″ x 5.5″. The kraft layer (one of the colors for the challenge) made a nice buffer between the red-orange and turquoise. Using paper photo corners (also kraft paper), I glued fall leaves (from EK Success and Marvy Uchida paper punches) to those and then attached them to the image layer before attaching the whole thing to the card. As a finishing touch, I added the paper punched leaves along the bottom edge of the image.

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Kaleidoscope Card

This card was inspired by a wonderful stamp from OnyxXpressions Rubber Stamps (SG202 – Kaleidoscope).  The colors just seemed to put themselves together, and the card went together pretty quickly.

As usual, most of the cardstock is from my massive Club Scrap cardstock collection (except the white, which is Bazzill). I think I’ve made more cards and ATCs from it, than I have scrapbook pages – which is what I originally intended it for. *laugh*

The teal base card is an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of cardstock, cut to make a finished 4″ x 5″ card. I took a piece lighter teal burlap textured cardstock, cut it to size (3.5″ x 4.5″), and wet it, then went over it with green Niji pearlescent watercolor. While the watercolor was still wet, I layed down stripes of the light blue pearlescent watercolor, and then blended them gently. The colors pooled in the pockets on the paper, as I’d hoped, and blended to produce a great shimmery piece. I set aside the damp paper to dry (the longest part of the whole process), and set to work on the next piece. Continue reading

Chocolat card

No, I didn’t misspell the word chocolate in the title (as a card-carrying chocoholic, I’d have to give up my card!) – the stamp image is from a French Art Nouveau chocolate label (Club Scrap’s Chocolate Shoppe kit, Feb. 2005). I put this together as a thank you card, but it could be used for just about anything or anytime where chocolate is appropriate… oh wait, that would be pretty much all the time! *laugh* Continue reading