Hello Autumn …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share with you, my rendition of summer turning into autumn on a card.

I began with Whisper White layered onto Whisper White.  I took my top piece and created a “reverse mask” … take a piece of old or scrap paper and cut out a section that you can sponge and stamp.  If you are not comfortable cutting a mask with your paper cutter… you can easily create a “reverse mask” with the use of one of our many framelit dies or by punching out that area.

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Now … place your “reverse mask” and begin sponging, leaving the center a bit lighter to create a beautiful dimension on your card.  Next, you can stamp your image (please note that if you use cardstock, you will see it does not go to the edge).   I used only Wild Wasabi for the sponging and the stamping.  The color difference is all in the way you sponge … start light, you can always add more (but you can’t take away).  I prefer the regular sponges.

Remove your reverse mask, and you will have a beautiful design element on your card.  If you’d like, you could just stamp a greeting to complete the front.  However, since I wanted to show the transition to fall … I added my fall leaf.  I used the “Magnificent Maple” stamp set found on page 18 of our Holiday Catalog.   For the leaf, I began with So Saffron then did the rock and roll technique to edge the leaf with Wild Wasabi and Tangerine Tango.

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I added (sponged with sponge dauber) a little more So Saffron into the center of the leaf to make it “pop” a little more!

I used the “Happy Day” stamp set found on page 112 of our Idea Book & Catalog for my greeting.  To finish off the card, I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to “POP” up the front piece with all the stamping.

Thanks so much for stopping by and welcoming autumn in with me!

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