Autumn Silhouettes

Debra Burgin 1009 Autumn SilhouetteOnce again I am embarrassed to say I can’t credit the source of this idea.  I’m sorry, and I’ll certainly give the originator credit if someone will only help me find her!

It’s another simple technique:  Stamp the image, then use an Aqua Painter to roughly trace over the image.  The water will make the ink color pop and, as long as you’re not overly careful about your tracing, you’ll create a shadow as you go.  (I was pretty sloppy when I did mine; YMMV*.)

I love Marina Mist, and it doesn’t really cry “autumn,” but there’s something very appealing to me about this color combination.  I guess the lesson to be learned is to get that Color Coach out and play with it!

Stamps:  Just Believe (p. 109)

Ink:  Early Espresso

Paper:  Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso

Other:  Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (Marina Mist), Metallic Brads

*your mileage may vary
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5 Responses to Autumn Silhouettes

  1. Marie says:

    Gorgeous card! Using the aqua painter is like my “outlining with a blender pen” technique that I showed everyone a couple of weeks ago. Do you ever have any problems with too much water with the aqua painter? I hadn’t thought to use it because I like the guaranteed control of moisture with the blender pen. Would love to hear your thoughts!

  2. Yapha says:

    Gorgeous card!! Marina mist looks fabulous with those colors! (But then it does with everything, huh?)

  3. Jen Timko says:

    This is really pretty (sorry, can’t help with the technique originator). Love the pop that you get from the Marina Mist.

  4. Wow gorgeous card!!! Love all the detail to it!

  5. Tanya Boser says:

    Love the silhouette! And Marina Mist and Baja Breeze both remind me of the vivid blues of the autumn sky 🙂

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