Autumn Branches

Hello to you. I have another fall card to share with you using a branch stamp from Impression Obsession. 

When thinking how I wanted to show this branch I opted for a rainbow look, minus the green. As I was going to be using the stamp I opted for a rectangle with no edge, so I die cut using my rectangle stitched die. 

I then used Daniel Smith watercolours for my card, and painted on Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper as I was heat embossing.

To start, in my mini Misti I stamped the image using VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne, giving it three passes to be sure to have a good impression. I then stamped with the VersaMark Embossing Ink and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. *A hint, I keep a separate VersaMark embossing pad when using black, as inevitably there is remnants of the black ink that remains on the stamp, no matter how good I clean it.

To watercolour, I started with the Hansa Yellow, a beautiful bright Yellow, which I admit has become one of my faves. I then moved into Quinacridone Gold, then Pyrrol Orange, Quinacridone Pink, Cobalt Blue light and dark washes and finally Ultramarine Violet

I did not keep the angled lines straight as I thought it added more interest not to.

Once all was dry I splattered using Pyrrol Scarlet, Hansa Yellow and Dr. Martin's Acrylic White and set it aside to dry. Once all was dry I sprayed the panel with a mixture of Gold Perfect Pearls and water. It has such beautiful sparkle.

Once all was perfectly dry I placed the panel in my mini Misti and stamped the sentiment again using VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne. I gave the ink a bit of heat to dry it, as it is pigment ink and I always end up with my fingers on it. I then attached the panel to a Gina K Design black cardbase.

I hope you have enjoyed today's card and very much appreciate your visit. 


xoxo, Kia