Handmade Autumn Card

Handmade cards for fall are well received. Try adding a dry embossed resist with a blend of beautiful autumn colors accented with gold.

Unique and creative techniques for handmade cards add such a flair to the season. In this weeks Make and Take I blended Hero Arts Reactive ink and stamped fall leaves making a resist by heat embossing clear embossing powder onto my background. The fall colors jump off the card, and this was a thrill to create. I purchased the entire line Hero Arts Hero Hues Reactive Inks because they blend like a dream and the color palette is wonderful. You might also want to keep an eye out for some blender brushes like the ones I used shown below. I picked these up at a cosmetics counter but there are many crafty versions now available and they make blending a snap. There is never a hard line because of the rounded shape of the brush head. They truly feel like butter and have re-inspired me, drawing me back to ink blending. I no longer end up with ink all over my hands and the results I am getting are much smoother. I drizzled water droplets on the blended background to create the spots you see in between the leaves. Before I added the gold foiled card stock die cut "Autumn", and Tonic Nuvo's Sequins, I buffed the background with a paper towel to remove all excess ink from the embossed surface to reveal the stamped image. Embossing is such a nice way to create your own backgrounds and the resist it creates, means your inks will have great separation from your stamped image. Give it a try this fall season!

Inspiring tools used to make this weeks Handmade Autumn Card
Hero Arts Hero Hues Reactive Inks

A match made for Fall.
Stampendous Jumbo Leaves stamp and Echo Park Autumn Thanks die set from my stash.

ps- If you like my posts, or have any ideas you would like to see, please leave me a comment. :)


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