Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Rustic Fall Card

Hello!  Dawn Rene here with you today sharing a rustic fall card I made with the Blocked Leaf Stamp from The Rubber Cafe'.

I was immediately drawn to this stamp when I saw it because of its abstract design. There are so many fun ways you can ink and play with this stamp.  Today I decided for this fall themed card to use Tim Holtz's distressed stains and paints to ink the stamp and just love the water color results!
My overall card size is a 6" x 6" square with a cream cardstock base, which worked well with the dimensions of this stamp which is about 3.5" x 4.5".   It gives enough room for other embellishments while still providing the focus on the stamped image.
TRC Blocked Leaf

I added some texture to the card with burlap, gimp trim and some bronze grommets.   
I glitzed it up a little by adding cream Frantage embossing enamel on the top and tea stained mica fragments on the die cut leaves.
Everything is distressed by tearing the edges and inking with Rich Cocoa Ink

Here's a closeup...
TRC Blocked Leaf Closeup
Thanks for stopping by....

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Blocked Leaf Stamp
Inks: Memento Ink Pad - Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Distressed Stains and Paints
Paper: BoBunny Patterned Papers, CTMH Cardstock
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments: Stampendous Frantage Cream Embossing Enamel, Stampendous - Tea Stained Mica Fragments; misc  Grommets; gimp trim
Tools/Dies: Memory Box
Other: Burlap


Karen T said...

I love how this stamped up with the distress inks -great water color look!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Dawn....absolutely love the rich textures and color on this project...just perfect for fall!