I am not feeling well today but I really wanted to make something. I decided on simple stamping using my inks for color rather than coloring an image with my Copics.
I am working my way through some new stamp sets. I found one recently that I loved all the images and can't wait so see what else I can come up with.
I started with a piece of Neenah Desert Storm card stock and took the 3 leave images from the set and randomly stamped them in Distress Oxide Ground Espresso. I cut that down so that it measured 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". I inked the edges of an A2 size piece of card stock with Ground Espresso to mat the leaf piece on.
I took a scrap of Desert Storm card stock and stamped the pumpkin in Distress Oxide Rusty Hinge. Then I inked the top and bottom edge of the pumpkin with Distress Oxide Fired Brick and used my finger to soften the inside edges before stamping over the Rusty Hinge. I used Ground Espresso on the stem. Then I stamped over the entire thing with Versamark embossing ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. I cut a mat and inked the edges with Ground Espresso and distressed the edges.
The sentiment was done the same way. I stamped it with Distress Oxide Rusty Hinge and then randomly added Fired Brick and Ground Espresso in a few places. Again using my finger to soften the edges of the ink on the stamp before stamping it down over the first layer. I also clear embossed the sentiment as well. It makes the Distress Oxide inks really pop.
I lightly blended some Distress Oxide in Ground Espresso around the edges of the sentiment, leaf, and pumpkin panel before I matted them. I mounted the sentiment and pumpkin panel on the leaf base with foam tape.
I used Simple Blessings from Unity Stamp Co for the card.