Here are the instructions for the beautiful autumn collection of makes from our October 2011 issue.
Bare Tree - Designer: Bea Wagenvoort for De StempelwinkelStamps used…
Bare tree (CP L355); Poplar Leaf (CP D154); Winter Limb (CP N397)
Colour a background paper with Distress Vintage Photo. Stamp Winter Limb at random on the right side of the paper. Stamp Bare Tree with Brilliance Coffee Bean on a small piece of paper and emboss with clear embossing powder. Colour the sky and the ground with Distress Broken China, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. Mount this paper on dark brown cardstock, on the background paper and on dark brown cardstock. Make the word ‘autumn’ with Tim Holtz Alterations Upon a Time die and glue it on the right side of the card. Stamp some Poplar leaves with Brilliance Coffee Bean on white cardstock. Sponge the leaves with Distress Vintage Photo, Spicy Marmalade and Fired Brick. Cut out and attach with foam tape.
Stamps available from www.de-stempelwinkel.nl
Autumn Sunset - Designer: Melanie Quin for Crimson CloudStamps used…
Clarity Stamps - Birch Trees, Remountable Leaves; Creative Expressions - British Wild Flowers (text)
Stamp the birch trees twice onto glossy card using black embossing ink, and emboss with clear powder. Using a clear embossing pen, emboss the tree trunks with clear embossing powder to ‘mask’ them. Use a die cut circle to mask a setting sun, then using the Foliage Big'n'Juicy inkpad, brayer a red and orange sky. The text was stamped and masked on a separate piece of card and brayered with the same inkpad. This technique was also repeated with the birch leaves. Paint in the leaves using ink from the lid of the Big'n'Juicy pad. Mat and layer the picture with coordinating card and finally use Spellbinders Elegant Posts to accent the corners of the card.
All stamps available from Crimson Cloud, www.crimsoncloud.co.uk
Family Tree Shrine - Designer: Louise CrosbieStamps used…
Paperbag Studios - On the Porch, Dreamer, Imagined, Home and Laugh
Spray the shrine with mica mists in the desired colours. Glue old text book page to centre section and spray lightly with mica mists. Add texture randomly on the sides and edges. Colour with alcohol inks and embossing powders. Heat on some randomly torn fusible film using a heat gun. Colour the edges with dark gilt wax polish or inks. Glue on beads and words cut from book text. Glue on a branch. Stamp out desired images, cut out in leaf shapes then glue to the branch. Cut out a dictionary definition and attach to the book plate. Attach the book plate to the branch and shrine.
See more of Louise’s work at: zuzuspetalsstuff.blogspot.com
Fall Frame - Designer: Liesbeth Fidder for Art Journey
Art Journey plates: Trees, Words, Roses, and Inchies
Take a piece of white cardstock and stamp the leaf of the big rose (Roses) and the leaves and branches (Trees) using orange, red and brown Adirondack inks. Sponge the edges. Stamp the word ‘autumn’ (Words) and the girl (Inchies) on another piece of paper with dark brown ink, cut out, sponge or colour with pencils and mat on dark brown paper. Add onto the card. Mat onto a brown card. Colour some metal leaf embellishments using alcohol inks in orange and brown. Finish the card by adding these leaves with a piece of ribbon.
Stamps available from Art Journey, www.artjourney.nl
Season of Blessings - Designer: Chrissie StokesStamps used...
Stampin’ Up – French Foliage; Unity Stamps – Season of Blessings
Sponge the base card with Cranberry and Caramel inks using sponge daubers, blending the colours where they overlap. Stamp the leaves using the same inks and heat emboss some with clear embossing powder. Ink the larger leaves using two colours, Cranberry and Soft Suede, and emboss. Stamp the splodges with Soft Suede ink and emboss. Cut the card into three equal sections and sponge the edges using Soft Suede. Mount these rectangles firstly onto orange and then onto brown card, raising them on dimensional pads. Finally stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink.
See more of Chrissie’s work at: simply-one-of-a-kind.blogspot.com
Birdhouse - Designer: Kate McNicholas for Pickleberry PapercraftsStamps used…
Artemio - Hydrangea; Marion Emberson - It’s All in the Words; Pink Gem Designs - Hoppy Birthday
Die cut some old book paper with Sizzix Tattered Leaves Bigz Die. Colourise each leaf with Barn Door, Crushed Olive & Wild Honey Distress Inks and a Blending Tool. Blend a little Walnut Stain on the edges. Paint the body of the birdhouse with a selection of Jo Sonjas acrylic paints, doodling around the base and the window with a Sharpie Pen. Stamp images around the base of the house with Brilliance Coffee Bean Ink and colour in with Pro Marker pens. Die cut a bird with book paper and chipboard using the Sizzix Caged Bird Bigz Die. Adhere book paper to the chipboard to add strength, ink as before and attach to the house with silicone glue. Attach the leaves to the roof using silicone glue: start at the bottom, overlapping and layering until you reach the top.
Stamps available from Pickleberry Papercrafts, www.pickleberrypapercrafts.co.uk
Thanks Card - Designer: Kate McNicholas for Pickleberry Papercrafts.Stamps used…
Artemio - Decorated Pear, Hydrangea; Jenni Bowlin - Ruler Border; Artistic Stamper – Callligraphic Mat 12
Make a mask with a 5 ½” x 6” piece of regular printer paper and Sizzix Tattered Leaves Bigz Die. Place the mask over the card front securing with Post-it Notes and spray lightly with Ranger Adirondack Butterscotch Colorwash. Lift mask and repeat the process until the card has enough randomly scattered leaves. Add layers of stamped images using Distress inks and Stains for a watercolour effect. Blend Walnut Stain ink around the edges of the card. Stamp the pear image and heat emboss with Ranger Distress Embossing Powder. Stamp a frame on a scrap piece of card that has been coloured to co-ordinate, then stamp the greeting. Adhere the frame to the card with foam pads. Die cut some regular printer paper with Sizzix Tattered Leaves Bigz Die. Colourise each leaf with Distress Stains for speed and to achieve a deep colour. Heat to dry then blend a little Walnut Stain on the edges. Stamp images on each leaf with Distress Ink then adhere in layers onto the card. Embellish with a bottle cap and punched image and adhere to the card with Scrappy Glue.
Stamps available from Pickleberry Papercrafts, www.pickleberrypapercrafts.co.uk
Japanese Maple - Designer: Rachel JacksonStamps used…
Penny Black – Japanese Maple (3932K); PaperArtsy Mini 44
Spritz water on a watercolour paper panel. Ink the maple stamp with Adirondack Terracotta, Red Pepper and Cranberry. Spritz the rubber before stamping onto the damp paper. Add a wash of watercolour to the right of the image, in autumnal shades. Spatter white and umber watercolours onto the paper. When dry, stamp the script in brown ink. Add paper scraps to the panel. Stamp the maple on a large panel of brown scrapbook paper (Tim Holtz), in VersaMagic White Cloud. Take a fine paintbrush and add opacity by painting more ink onto the image. When dry, sponge lightly with brown ink. Assemble the pieces on a white card, with a die cut flourish and a pearl.
Stamps available from Blade Rubber Stamps, www.bladerubberstamps.co.uk
, 020 7831 4123
Autumnal Wreath - Designer: Lesley Crawford for Stamp AddictsStamps used…
JudiKins - Pressed Leaves Cube (6711I); Printworks - Second Self (D2605)
Stamp the leaves onto black shrink plastic using Mica Gloss. Cut out and shrink. Whilst still warm, shape the leaves to add dimension. Prepare the card layers as follows: 1) sponge Copper Mica Gloss onto the cream card layer, round the corners and stamp a sentiment. 2) on the larger cream piece sponge all three colours of Mica Gloss, dry, then over-stamp with leaves in black ink. 3) on woodgrain card sponge Mica Gloss over to highlight the grain. Adhere all the card layers and attach the leaves in a wreath pattern using silicone glue.
Stamps available from Stamp Addicts, www.stampaddictsshop.co.uk
, 01234 855833
Updated: 30 August 2011