For this challenge, we were to use a picture of leaves (from Pinterest) as our inspiration. Here's the first card I made:
I used a rectangle stamp from Stampin' Up! (SU) inked with Ancient Page dye ink in Saffron to make the background for the image on Ultrasmooth Vanilla cardstock (SU). I inked one of the leaf stamps from the Fantastic Foliage set (SU) in Herb Garden dye ink (Big & Juicy Rainbow Pad by Ranger). I love using rainbow/spectrum pads because they blend several shades into one pad, and if you move your stamp to a different place each time you ink it, you'll get a slightly different shade, which adds beautiful depth to the image. I stamped the sentiment (Penny Black) in Memento Espresso Truffle dye ink. I adhered this panel to a brown cardstock card base. That's it! Easy peasy.
I had so much fun making this card (and it took so little time) that I decided to make it again using different cardstock colors. Here's my second card:
I used the same ink and stamps as the first card, but used beige and kraft cardstock this time. I also used the lighter hues on the stamp pad to get a softer effect for this card. Notice I added an additional layer by placing a kraft later between the beige papers. Otherwise this card is almost an exact replica of the first. Once I get a design I like, I often make several variations of it. It is always nice to have a few extra cards on hand (or in a box to donate to Operation Write Home, which I will talk about more in an upcoming post).
That's all for today. Thanks for visiting!