I stamped and embossed “Autumn Squash” on the smooth side of a piece of watercolor paper using VersaMark and gold embossing powder.
I used distress inks to watercolor the image. To add some shine to the finished image, I mixed a small amount of Pearl Perfect Pearls in the water before I started painting. I started with the sky using Tumbled Glass, and then added small amounts of Broken China and Chipped Sapphire. While the sky section dried, I painted the ground area using Twisted Citron and then small amounts of Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss. I let the piece dry completely and then started on the squash. They looked like pumpkins to me so that’s how I painted them. I started with Dried Marigold then added small amounts of Ripe Persimmon and Barn Door. I waited for the sky and ground to be dry before I painted to pumpkins to lessen the chance that some of the orange color would bleed into the sky.
I had some help from one of my furry companions. This is Finn and he likes to supervise my work.
After the stamped image was dry, I used my detail scissors to trim along the outer lines. I cut a piece of Stardream Lapis cardstock to 4” x 3 ¼”, ran the edges across a VersaMark ink pad and then embossed with detail gold embossing powder. I stamped and embossed “Peace” using VersaMark and detail gold embossing powder on a piece of Curious Metallics Mandarin cardstock that I had cut to 5 ½” x 4 ¼”. I adhered it to the front of an A2 card. I adhered the lapis cardstock to the top portion of the card. I covered the back of the stamped image with foam tape and then adhered it in the center of the lapis piece. To finish, I used a Wink of Stella pen on just the pumpkins to add some extra shimmer.
I also used this stamp for a thank you card for some friends. Every year right before Halloween, they have a pumpkin carving party and this stamp seemed perfect for the thank you card I wanted to send them. I used Prismacolor pencils and the medium size “Thank you” calligraphy stamp for this card.
I really enjoyed working with this stamp, so I hope you will give it a try. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Magenta Products Used:
Other Products Used:
Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door)
StarDream Lapis Cardstock
Curious Metallics Mandarin Cardstock