Sunday, September 12, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #168: Happy Fall to You!


Another late post this week!  I am so sorry!  I really need to work ahead and stop working behined!

Our challenge for this week was fall.  Thankfully I bought the new French Foliage stamp set from the Holiday Mini because it is one of the best for fall!

I began with glossy cardstock and used sponge daubers to add Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, More Mustard and Cajun Craze to the entired piece.  Then, I tried a new trick that convention goers were shown at this year's SU convention (I wasn't there but I've seen it!)  You moisten a paper towel with Stampin' Up's Stamp Cleaner, use that to "ink" your stamp and stamp directly onto the preinked glossy piece.  Some of the color comes off, leaving a ghostly image.  Then, after it dried, I stamped over the ghosted image with the regular image, inked with the same colors as the background.

I also used a new punch from the Holiday Mini called Decorative Label.

Thanks for checking out my project and please stop and see the other players' postings!

21 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

FAB fall card Lisa, love the colors!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so pretty Lisa! What a fantastic background! Love it! :D

Clara said...

Love the background! Such a pretty fall card. :)

Tami Black said...

I think this is stunning. Thanks for sharing the technique directions -- going to have to give this a try!

Tami Black said...

I think this is stunning. Thanks for sharing the technique directions -- going to have to give this a try!

Linda Monroe said...

This is a great technique. It works so well with these colors and the leaf image. Love it.

Lisa said...

REally pretty colors!

JP Card Crazy said...

Beautiful card love the colors!!! Thanks for the directions to do this it sounds very simple with fantastic results!!!

Jane Bosi said...

This is beautiful!! Well worth any wait :)

GCgirl said...

LOVE these colors and this technique!

Ida said...

So pretty. Love the colors and the ghosting technique looks fantastic.

Shelly Schmidt said...

OOohhhh this is so pretty! Love your fall card- beautiful technique! TFS

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Lovely! I'll definitely be trying that technique -- your colors are fabulous! jeanne

Rachel Hope said...

Gorgeous!!!

tonistamps said...

Great technique Lisa. Great Fall colors!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful Lisa, that is a FAB set and you rocked it! No post from me this week.

BarbaraW said...

Great card and colors. Love the technique.

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty! Love that BG

Connie Paxman said...

Brilliance, harmony and wonderful chromatic tones of fall...I love your card...
I am behind too...lol
connie paxman

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful, I love all the different colors!

MJ said...

Lisa this card is just stunning. I love the colors and the way you did that background. Just beautiful.