Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Hello and Happy World Cardmaking Day!

To celebrate, I've created this beautiful fall card, which I show you how to make in the video below.  We've also got a lot going on over on the Kat Scrappiness Blog today with a HUGE SALE (including a coupon code), our very first CARD CHALLENGE, and lots of great PRIZES from some seriously amazing sponsors!

In the video below I'll show you how I achieved the beautiful variation in color on the fall leaf background.  After you're done watching, be sure to hop over to the Kat Scrappiness Blog to join in on all the FUN!

To create my background I started out using this Crisp Autumn Stencil by Carta Bella.  Because I used Kraft cardstock, I first started out by applying some Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink as a base layer to make my colors pop.

Next, I used my Craftwell eBrush Airbrush System to layer on some color using Sharpie Markers in brown, green, orange, and yellow.  You could easily do some Distress Ink blending here and flick on some ink splatters to create a very similar effect.

As you can see below, I created this background using both Kraft and white cardstock.  I used the same markers for each panel, yet they each look so different.  It's interesting to see the burgundy colors coming through on the white panel, when I didn't use any burgundy or red markers.  I love the speckled look I was able to get by using the airbrush tool.  Of course I also had to add a little shimmer by spritzing my panels with the Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz.

Next, I cut a piece of cardstock on the diagonal to place my sentiment on, and trimmed it out with some copper glitter cardstock from my stash.  I used the Brushed Alphas stamp from Mudra to create my sentiment, along with an older stamp set from Mama Elephant called Happy Everything.

After attaching that to my card base with some foam tape for dimension, I added some sequins from the Aww-tumn Sequin Mix by Kat Scrappiness.  I topped each of the sequins with some Liquid Pearls and finished off the card with a natural twine bow. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed seeing how I made today's card.  As always I've included links to the products I used below.  Don't forget to visit the Kat Scrappiness Blog to celebrate World Cardmaking Day!



  1. Stunning card, the Fall colors have been captured beautifully..

  2. I must try the white pigment ink! Love this. Airbrush on my Christmas list:)

  3. The leaves are just gorgeous. It's really fantastic to see the difference between craft and white card stock!