I have two cards to share with you today because I couldn't decide which one I liked better!! Let's start with my easy peasy one first...
This technique is SO easy but I love how it looks! You simply ink up an acrylic block (any shape or size) with your ink cubes, and then spritz with water before pressing (gently) into your cardstock. I used Red Velvet, Tangerine Twist, & Wild Dandelion inks (Gina K), and I just love the way the colors blended into each other after adding the water. Here's a closer up:
My red almost looks pink after being watered down a bit and I love how it blends so beautifully into the orange, and then how the orange blends into the yellow! Once it was dry, I used a leaf stamp (Gina K's Autumn Silhouettes) and black ink to stamp the image, and also stamped the sentiment in the black ink (Gina K's The Best Flowers). I matted this layer to a piece of black and then adhered both to a piece of white card embossed with a SSS Fall Foliage EF. A white top folding card base and a bit of black & white bakers twine finished up this simple card that definitely says AUTUMN to me!
My 2nd card uses a MFT image from Fall Friends and a background using Lindy's Magicals. Take a look...
I started with a heavy piece of cardstock and used Red Hot Poker Orange and Screamin' Banshee Black Lindy's Magicals and water to create my background and then set it aside to dry. Next I stamped my MFT image in black and then heat embossed in clear, and then water colored using an Aqua Painter brush and SU! ink pads. Don't have the die for this sweet little gal sitting on her pumpkin, so had to fussy cut her out. I used a couple oval dies to create my opening for my background, and also used SU!'s Subtle EF for my top layer. Here's a close up so you can see the background and my water coloring a bit better:
I think water coloring is a perfect medium for Autumn, and definitely need to do more of it!! My dad was so talented with water colors, and I so wish he were still around to see what I'm up to now...he would have loved it!! I finished my card by pop dotting the little girl over the Magicals background, and then added a sentiment from the Fall Friends stamp set that I heat embossed in white on a black strip.
Lots of BEAUTIFUL cards from the DT if you need more inspiration...you can check it all out and play along right HERE. This challenge is open till the 24th