Tuesday, October 7, 2008

No Frills

Not a whole lot of planning or anything for this card, hence my title. I wanted to keep it quite simple, no layers or embellishments, and I think it turned out ok. Makes me think of a crisp fall day. The base of the card is Apricot Appeal and is stamped with the Autumn Harvest set. Pumpkins were inked in Pumpkin Pie and Glorious Green and the lone gourd inked in Summer Sun and kissed slightly with Pumpkin Pie. The leaves were stamped with the same inks and then added Riding Hood Red. The sentiment from Holidays & Wishes was also stamped in Pumpkin Pie. All inks, with the exception of Riding Hood Red, were craft ink so that I could heat emboss each image with Clear Embossing Powder. Using Craft ink or VersaMark is the only way your embossing powder will stick to your image. My little hint, on the Riding Hood Red, I traced over the image with my VersaMarker and quickly covered it with clear embossing powder - the marker dries much quicker than your Craft ink or VersaMark ink, but it can be done!! Unfortunately you can't really see the embossing, but it really does make the card pop in person. Just stamps, ink and clear embossing powder - no frills! Definitely under 15 minutes to kreate! Let me know what you think?

For now, go kreate


www.stampinpretty.com said...

Sometimes the simplest cards are the prettiest. Good job! Excellent tip on using the Versamarker with clear embossing powder! Hugs. M

Tiffany said...

Very pretty Kim! Great color combination. I just love fall!!!

2stampis2b said...

I love this card! My mom has that stamp set...I should borrow it!