Hello everyone! I'm here to share a Fall themed card that I made with the freebie from today's Inspired By Stamping newsletter.
I printed the freebie on watercolor card stock (here's a tutorial on how to use digital images for making cards). I colored it by using Distress Inks as watercolors. I used Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo and Ripe Persimmon. I was a bit scared with this and I made a lot of mistakes, but in the end I was okay with the result. I added the veins with Vintage photo and it looked very odd. So I muted it down by adding more yellow. The thing with Fall leaves is you don't have to color them in a specific way ;) I used a different sentiment than the one in the freebie. I decided to make it a Thank You card. I used the "thank you" stamp from the Inspired By Stamping Sun-Ripened Pear stamp set and stamped it on the water color card stock. I used the same colors of distress inks to color the sentiment panel. I matted everything with brown colored card stock and adhered on to the card base.
I guess that's the beauty of watercolors - it doesn't have to be perfect. Hope this inspires you to try out this new freebie. In case you have not yet signed up, please do so by going to the Inspired By Stamping website. Joanna sends out an inspiration packed newsletter every other week and there's a new lovely freebie with each one. The older freebies are now available for purchase as digital stamps.
Just to remind you, I have a 15% off coupon to Inspired By Stamping that can be used multiple times. Not valid on previous purchases or sale items.
Thanks everyone, for stopping by. Hope you all have a great weekend.
Submitting this to:
- All Sorts - Feels Like Autumn
- Crop Stop - September Linky Party
- Freshly Made Sketches
- HLS Watercolor - Anything Goes optional Spritz
- Simon Wednesday Challenge - CAS
- Word Art Wednesday