Friday, November 10, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge 75 - Fall Colors with Inkadinkado and Hero Arts Ombré Inks



Hello everyone!!  While I was putting away the Halloween stamps last week I found a small stamp set of leaves that I had never inked up and figured they would have to wait until next year.  Then I saw this "fall leaves" challenge by the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and had to go pull them out!!   

I have to admit that it feels a little strange to be working on a fall card since it is Spring here but I am happy to be back playing with the amazing ladies for the current Retro Rubber Challenge 75- Fall Colors -  


I started by stamping the leaves from Leaves (99489) (Inkadinkado) (circa 2009) onto a piece of a yellow post-it note to make a mask.  Then I grabbed 3 of my Ombré inks (Hero Arts) in autumn colors - Light Ruby to Royal Red (AF319), Butter Bar to Orange Soda (AF309), and Ombré Autumn (AF366).

I started by stamping the largest leaf in the Light Ruby to Royal Red ink on a piece of white cardstock, 3 5/8" x 4n7/8".  


I then placed the mask over the leaf and stamped the next leaves using Butter to Orange and Ombré Autumn inks.


I continued masking and stamping until I had stamped the leaves across the whole piece of cardstock. 


I then put the cardstock in my Mistii (My Sweet Petunia) and stamped the word "gratitude" from Harvest Expressions (98555/Inkadinkado) with Onyx Black Versafine ink.


Lastly, I made my card base.  I started with an A2 piece of white cardstock.  I adhered a piece of autumn colored textured cardstock to the front, then a layer of black cardstock with a stitched border, and then the white cardstock with the leaves.  The final act was to adhere a few orange metallic sequins to the card front.


Done!!  I left the inside blank so it can be written on.  I'm glad I finally got some ink on these leaf stamps.  I think they are really beautiful with these "autumn" colored Ombré inks!  I'd love to know what you think of the card.  Let me know by leaving a comment below!  

Thanks for stopping by the blog and...until next time....

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

16 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card, Michael! Your leaves look wonderful overlapping, so using the mask technique was perfect here. Your choice of colors are spot on, too! Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will be back in our gallery soon!

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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful comments Debbie! It was fun playing along with you ladies again!

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  2. Beautiful...clean and simple, yet eye catching!

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    1. Thanks you Melissa for your comments and for stopping by the blog. I appreciate the support.

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  3. Hi Michael! Gorgeous card! So CAS but what an impact. I love these stamps! I think I am on a mission to buy every single leaf stamp. As always, your post is more than just the card - but a reminder of an easy technique that really elevates the card! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber! PS Happy Spring to you!

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    1. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments Jane. I loved making this card and love these colors. Um...if you want every leaf stamp you might be busy for a long time. LOL . Was fun to play along again.

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  4. Gorgeous leaves! I've never used my ombre ink pads, but you've made me want to! Think I have the set that sentiment is from & have never opened it. Love the look of your card--thanks for inspiring me!

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    1. WOW! I love reading how I inspired someone from one of my cards! Thanks so much for your comments and for stopping by the blog. Now go use your ombre inks!! LOL

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  5. I"m so happy to see you back in the gallery, Michael because you always show us something wonderful. The colours you've used and the clever masking make a great focal point. The sequins are a perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge again.

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    1. Thanks so much Jan. I am happy that I make you guys happy and I am thrilled to be back in the gallery. Was fun to play along again.

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  6. Always a pleasure to see you in the gallery Michael, I love the bold sentiment complimented by your beautiful leaves and love the sequins for a teeny bit of bling! Thanks for playing along with us again at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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    1. And always a pleasure seeing your wonderful comments on my cards. Was fun to play along again and glad you love the card.

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  7. Another fabulous and beautiful card Michael, these leaves look awesome in the bold colors, love the fantastic masking you did on this panel.
    Thank you for playing at RETRO RUBBER, hope you join us again next time.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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    1. Thanks so much Maria!! Loved making this card and love these colors. Was fun to play along again with you ladies.

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  8. Another lovely card! I like using this technique to layer images all on one layer. Thank you for playing along with us a Retro Rubber and hope to see you in our gallery again soon.

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  9. A gorgeous CAS card, Michael! Love, love the leaves! Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber this challenge. Always enjoy seeing your creations in our gallery!

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