My first card is a shaker card. I started by stamping the tree trunk and adding the individual branches. (I love that the images are all separate, by the way, because this way you can vary the size and shape of your trees. No two are exactly the same!) Next I added the leaves in fall colors, several on the tree branches and a few fallen leaves at the base of the tree.
To get the watercolor effect, I painted over the stamped images with a wet paintbrush, moving some of that ink around to blur and soften the leaves. Once the "watercoloring" was dry, I added some fine splatter.
Next I added the Circle Foam Front, filled the shaker with fall-colored pearlies and diamond toppings, and then covered the shaker with the acetate window. (The foam fronts are a full A2 card size, but trim down easily with a paper trimmer if you want to use them as a layer, like I did here.) I used the coordinating Foam Front Die - Circle (sold separately) to cut the piece of green plaid patterned paper.
To finish the globe, I added the stamped base, a stamped leaf embellishment, and a Green Iridescent Bubble. (If you picked up the adorable Halloween Hoopla kit, you might have a few of these left over!)
For balance, I added a pair of stamped leaves, cord, and another Green Iridescent Bubble to the the globe.
Last, I mounted the whole thing to a dark brown card base.
Be sure to save those big foam circles you pop out to create your shakers. They work great on cards too!
Here I've stamped a similar fall tree, more colors and a different leaf this time, but same watercolor effect and same splatter. You can use the Circle Foam Front Die to cut a perfectly sized circle for that leftover foam.
Here I've stamped a similar fall tree, more colors and a different leaf this time, but same watercolor effect and same splatter. You can use the Foam Front Die - Circle to cut a perfectly sized circle for that leftover foam.
I added a sentiment by mixing a "hello" die-cut and the word "autumn" that I cut out of a piece of patterned paper. The "hello" die I used here is part of the Heart Throb Kit.
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