Lots of fall challenges are floating around the web lately. The theme at Less is More is autumn and I chose this picture from Hand Stamped Sentiments for my inspiration.
Aren't those fall colors just gorgeous? From this photo I picked out Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler to use on my card.
I tried somewhat of a different technique for the bottom block of color. I took my acrylic block, colored on it with markers, then spritzed it with water to get the colors to blend together. I loved the effect once I stamped it! Then I embossed the leaves from Every Little Bit in gold and colored them in with my aqua painters. Finally, I added the sentiment, sponged some ink on the card and around the edges, and finished it off with some linen thread. This could easily be turned into a one-layer card if you had less than 10 minutes. You could also save time by not embossing the leaves, but I really liked the shimmer it added in real life. :)
Stamp Sets: Every Little Bit, Petite Pairs
Cardstock: River Rock, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango
Tools: Acrylic Block, spritzer with water, sponge, VersaMark, heat tool, aqua painter
Accessories: Linen Thread, Gold Embossing Powder