Sunday, November 16, 2014

AAA Cards challenge time


I love using fall colors on a card so this AAA Cards challenge is fun plus this also goes with The Paper Players challenge.
 I got to use one of my newest Tim Holtz stamps. Since I love fall leaves, etc., I knew this was a set I would use. 
My card was super fast and easy.  I stamped the acorn image on watercolor paper.  I did emboss it with clear embossing powder so the black ink was stable.  I then used some Copic markers to add color. This was interesting because a normal thought might be that Copics don't work with watercolor paper but they were actually fun. Just a few quick brush strokes, this paper doesn't really allow for blending.  My quick background is a dot stencil with a little bit of Distress Stain added here and there. That sentiment is from Hero Arts.
Be sure to play along with the challenge at AAA Cards.
Here is the Paper Players challenge too.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

14 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Great card! Love the fall colors and your silverware holders are genius!

Anita in France said...

Such a cool background, Linda ... so perfect with that yummy autumnal acorn! Anita :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE the Tim Holtz WOW, you rocked it Linda!! Thanks so much for letting me celebrate the 2 week AAA cards challenge with you all, so welcoming to me and so gracious! Love it!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Perfect bg for an awesome image

Andrea W said...

Very cool card! The acorn image looks terrific and I really like how you added the stenciled design in the background. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous Fall colors!

Heather Cooper said...

I love that acorn stamp! Your colour choice is amazing!

Joanne James said...

What a fun acorn stamp - love the distressed background you've used too. Thanks for playing along with our challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Victoria Lavender said...

I always look forward to your cards! This TH stamp is terrific and your colors are wonderful. Happy holidays, Victoria

LeAnne said...

Wow....Tim Holtz sure knows how to make stamp images that pop, doesn't he? Love this one and I love how you colored it as well...the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is fantastic! I love the background and your colored image is great. I had no idea you could use Copics on watercolor paper!

Yapha said...

What a pretty fall card! Great colors. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Claire Creates Cards said...

I love the background you created and this Tim Holtz stamp is great, Linda! The colors are perfect! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Jaydee said...

What a great use of this stamp set. The colors are fabulous. Such a great CAS card. SO glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week
Jaydee