Inspired by Autumn and an Unusual Technique

By | 3rd October 2016

I’ve been super busy these past few weeks getting ready for all of the special Christmas themed events and classes that are coming up. Check my Events Page for full details.


But today, I  wanted to shaWatercolour Words Autumnre a card that has been inspired by the beautiful Autumn weather we’ve been enjoying recently. Autumn is probably my favourite season – especially with all of the beautiful colours of nature on full display. This card reminds me of fallen leaves and was created using an unusual ‘technique’. I hesitate to call it a technique as I kind of just made it up!! I didn’t want to sponge the background as I wanted a more textured feel to it. So, instead I scrunched up some kitchen towel, dabbed it onto my ink pads and then dabbed it onto the card – easy but a very unusual result! I started with a card base in Peekaboo Peach and then sponged using Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede. Then, I heat embossed the greeting,  which is from the wonderful Watercolour Words stamp set, in white.

I love using my inks and stamps to create my own backgrounds instead of using Designer Series Paper. Truth be told, I find it hard to cut up such beautiful designs so the packs invariable stay in my stash ready for use on a ‘Special Occasion’!! How many of you do that to??? Luckily for us paper hoarders, there is a great offer  on Designer Series Paper running for the month of October. You get one pack FREE when you purchase three so it’s a great way to stock up and actually USE some!! It even includes some of our Christmas Papers so perfect for simple and easy Christmas Cards. Watch out for some posts coming up on that….

Serene Scenery Autumn


And just to prove that I do (sometimes!) use my beautiful papers, here is a card I made using the Serene Scenery Paper Pack. If ever there was a collection of images to be kept and not cut into, then this is it!! But that’s what makes them so effective on cards, needing very little extra embellishment, the images speak for themselves……..



2 thoughts on “Inspired by Autumn and an Unusual Technique

  1. Carol Erickson

    Hey Jackie, love this look. I’m thinking that you could mask out the middle( a rectangle or other shape maybe a leaf cut) and it would give you the same affect in the border. Don’t have my stamping stuff with me or I would try it. Missing you sweet friend! Carol

    1. stampingjack Post author

      What a great idea – Carol!! I miss you too – one day I hope we get to craft together again. After all I owe everything to you for getting me started!!! Jackie


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