Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Very Quick Card

Once again, my favorite neutral color combo spoke to me - kraft and soft suede.  I made this card in just a few minutes tonight.  As much as I love to color, solid stamps are great for making really quick cards, and I am finding myself using them more and more often.

The hardest part about making this card was trying to get the ink from my markers from beading up and separating on the apple stamp.  I tried stamping it several times, cleaning it in between, but still couldn't get a good impression.  I finally inked it up with my red pad, removed the ink from the leaf and stem with a cotton swab, and stamped it without the leaf and stem.  Then I took my wasabi marker and drew the leaf and stem right on the card.

I could have stamped more apples on the tree, but I really wanted to emphasize the single falling apple so I just stamped one.  I love how it turned out.

Supplies used:
Stamps - PTI Falling Leaves
Paper - kraft (crumb cake)
Ink - soft suede, real red, wasabi
Accessories - wasabi marker

Off to unmount some more stamps...


1 comment:

Susan Raihala said...

I am falling for this card, Karen!