Friday, September 19, 2008

Autumn Reflection Scenery

Happy Friday! I got my reflection card all done!! Woo Hoo! It was actually easier than I thought. I found a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers that was really easy to follow. So what do you think?

To make this card first I stamped the tree image on a piece of transparency then while the ink was still wet I "stamped" the image from the transparency to my cardstock. Then I inked the stamp again and stamped the image above the transferred image. The image from the transparency looks faded, giving it the "reflection" look. Here is a close up.

Next I added some grass and leaves with my Bic markers. I wanted an autumn look to the card. I then cut the image out and matted it on copper paper. Then I cut out a piece of striped paper to 5"x5" and matted that on beige paper. I then cut a piece of orange and gold paper to make a 1.5" strip down the left side. I then wrapped 3 different ribbons around the orange paper and around the right side of the striped paper. I then glued the pattern paper on my 5.5"x5.5" card base. Next I added my matted stamped image and I was done! I actually got the layout from Splitcoaststampers too. I think it's sketch challenge 193 (it might be 192 I don't remember).

All of the pattern paper and ribbon I got at the Target Dollar Spot! What a deal! The paper came in packs of 8 sheets and the ribbon had 3-6 styles depending on the width and you got one yard of each.

So did you give this technique a try? If so I would love to see what you came up with. Well it's back to work for me tonight:( I wish I has some more time off I was enjoying being home. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Happy Crafting!


Jennifer E. said...

Great job with your reflection! I love these colors and your Fall theme! Didn't even realize it was a SCS sketch challenge layout until I read your post. Make sure to upload it to the SCS gallery and comment under that paticular Sketch thread.

forgetfulone said...

It looks fabulous! Lots of work, too. I don't know if I'll get to this, but thanks for posting your example and the link to the tutorial.

Traci G said...

This is a very pretty fall card! I love all the ribbon and the fall colors! You did a great job with the technique too!

Beth Norman said...

This is so, so pretty. You did a bang up job with the reflection.