Friday, September 28, 2018

Rainbow Autumn Leaves Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

Happy Friday! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this CAS (clean and simple), Rainbow Autumn Leaves Card. :o)

You might be wandering where is the Rainbow... some colors are missing. :o) I played a bit and stretched my layout through both panels, front and back. Here is the back side of the card.

To make this card I used stamps from beautiful Jane's Doodles 'Thankful' stamp set.

How I made this card...

I stamped leaves on a watercolor paper and colored them in loosely watercolor technique using Distress Inks. I used one color for each leave, except for a green one, which I colored with two Distress Inks: Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio. I prefer that combination for the green when watercoloring. :o)

After drying, I fussy cut leaves, traced edges on each with black marker and left them aside.

I stamped leaves directly on a white side folded card base from both sides, front and back, and I stamped a sentiment on a front panel of the card base. Then I splattered whole card base with black acrylic paint mixed with water. I covered top part of the card base with a paper to leave it white, without splatters. I left the card base dry on air.

After drying, I colored leaves stamped on the card base with black marker. At this point my card base was ready for finishing part: to glue down watercolored leaves. And just like that, I managed to smear my card. Black marker smear on top of the card. I tried to save my card and trimmed away that smeared part... it looked terrible!!! Without any thinking, I threw away the card base and made a new one. Second attempt was successful... no black where it shouldn't be. :o)

At the end, I glued watercolored leaves on the card in Rainbow color order. I didn't glue them completely to the card base, but left top parts of each leave unglued, to create some dimension on my card. I like it!! Leaves look like they're falling. :o)

Card measurements: 
Closed: 133 mm x 95 mm (5 1/4" x 3 3/4")
Open (back + front): 266 mm x 95 mm (10 1/2" x 3 3/4")

List of supplies :
  • Jane's Doodles 'Thankful' stamp set 
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Barn Door
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Mustard Seed
    • Twisted Citron
    • Cracked Pistachio
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Wilted Violet
  • black acrylic paint
  • Stabilo Black fibre-tip pen 68/46
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Xcut self healing mat A4
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #2
  • scissors
  • paper towels
  • water

I'm linking my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #311 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Crafty Creations Challenges, Challenge #375 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, September 2018: Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

4) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengesAnything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by later today, I'll be sharing one more card with you. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. What a gorgeous design Milka and I love how you continued your leaves over to the back of the card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.

  2. Your accuracy is always stunning :D such a fabulous design! Love the rainbow leaves on front and back, and the clean part of the card is just perfect!

  3. Beautiful, Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

    Meena DT

  4. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT



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