Creating Acrylic Cards with Chipboard Embellishments

Hello friends and happy December! Christmas time is upon us and if you like to create your own holiday cards, then this post is for you!  Clear Scraps has released many adorable new Chipboard Shape Embellishments that are the perfect size for cards. Today, I'm going to show you three cards I  created along with techniques!


First up, I  used the new Star Bulb Chipboard Embellishments that are one of my new favorites!  I  began with kraft cardstock as my background, then adhered a cut down piece of the 12x12 Acrylic Sheet.


On my chipboard, I  used red chalk paint and black acrylic paint to color the bulbs and stems of the ornaments.


I  then used embossing ink and powder to add sparkle to the red portions of the chipboard.


Using different sizes of circle punches, I  adhered patterns from the collection I  used to the front of the acrylic as well as directly on the kraft background. This is a great way to add dimension and layers to your project! 


I  stamped my sentiment at the bottom right corner of the kraft to allow it to show through the acrylic.  


For my second card, I  used the new Candy Canes Chipboard Embellishments. I  used the same technique as in my first card with the acrylic paint, embossing ink, and powder. I  love how the glitter red embossing powder looks on the chipboard! 




For my acrylic piece, I  applied StazOn Opaque using a dauber and the 4x6 Snowflake Stencil.  I  also added ink around the edges of my acrylic to give it a "frosted" look. 





My last card isn't exactly Christmas per say but I thought the Coffee Mug Chipboard Embellishment would make a cute gift card. I  actually covered the main portion with patterned paper and white cardstock to recreate a certain popular coffee cup! The smaller "java jacket" I  left bare and embellished with a cute buffalo plaid sentiment sticker. 


I  used adhesive dots to affix my gift card to look like it was sticking out of the top of the Coffee Mug.  I  also stamped a sentiment underneath as well as added a chipboard heart. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out the Chipboard Embellishments by visiting the Clear Scraps shop! Don't forget Clear Scraps is running a special for Cyber Week! You can receive 15% off by using coupon code THANKFUL15 at checkout (ends December 6th). Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard, buttons: Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill;  ink, embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder, journal pen, mini wood clothespin: American Crafts; punches: Fiskars, Paper Shapers, EK Success; stamps: Catslife Press, October Afternoon, Paper Studio; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; paint: DecoArt; adhesive: Beacon, Thermoweb;  misc: twine

Mixed Media Christmas Cards With Stencils


Hello everyone... We are at the end of November and it is official that Christmas is 25 Days from today!!! Can't you all believe it? Getting ready for this jolly holiday, today I would love to share a couple Christmas card ideas that you can create using Clear Scraps 4x6 stencils and 6" Stencil. These stencil size is just perfect for making cards and other handmade gifts.


Both of my cards are mixed media cards. First card, I use the 4x6 Nativity Stencil. I started with creating the night sky watercolored background using Sakura Koi Watercolor Paints and waterbrush. On a piece of watercolor paper, I mixed and blended the colors and then I dried it with craft heater.

After that, I added some white splatters on it with white acrylic paint and little bit of water. I use small flat brush to add the splatters. I dried the panel again with craft heater. And then, I cut it with Pierced Rectangle Dies.


I mixed embossing paste with fine iridescent glitter on my craft mat, then I divided into two parts. One part, I mixed it with Black gelato and the other one I let it be as it is.

I sprayed the back of the stencil with stencil spray (temporary adhesive spray will work, too), so the stencil will stay on the paper. If you don't have the spray, you can secure the stencil with washi tapes or painter tape. 

I added the white glitter embossing paste mix on the stars section only, and then I added the black glitter embossing paste on the rest of the image.

Once the embossing paste dried well, I added the finished background panel on a white card with permanent adhesive runner, then I added the sentiment tag, and tied up the twine ribbon around it.


For the second card, I used the 4x6 Pine Cone Stencil and 6x6 Crystal Snowflakes. On this card, I used the same technique with the first card.

On a watercolor paper, I used watercolor paints to create the light blue sky background and then I dried it with craft heater.


I used the Shimmer Creative Medium Paste. I had one part of paste mixed with brown gelato that I used on the pine cone and branch, and the other part mixed with green gelato that I used for the leaves. When they dried, I colored the pine cone with watercolor paint. And I dried it with craft heater.

I used the left over white embossing glitter from the first project. I added the paste with the Crystal Snowflakes stencil randomly on the panel. I added some white splatters on the panel with white acrylic paint and water using flat brush.

Once all the images dried well, I trimmed the panel into 4.25" x 5.5". I added the sentiment on it, and then I wrapped around the twine ribbon.

I added the green glitter cardstock on the white card with adhesive runner. Then, I added the finished panel, slightly angle, on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

I hope these cards inspire you to create your Christmas projects. Visit Clear Scraps Store to check on all their 4x6 Stencils and 6x6 Stencils. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, have a fabulous day!


~ Helen G. ~

Gelli Printing Technique On Cards and Pallet Wood

Hello crafty friends... Thanksgiving is about 3 days away and I have couple projects to share with you that you can make in the last minutes. On both projects, I use the basic gelli printing technique on pallet wood and cardstock.

My first project is this CAS card set, I use the 6" Fall Leaves Stencil, 6x6 Gelli Printing Plate, and multi-surface acrylic paints on white cardstocks.


First, add first layer paint (I used orange) on the gelli printing plate and spread it with brayer. Next, add the stencil on top of it and then add the cardstock. Gently press the cardstock on the gelli printing plate, move all over the surface to get the paint transfer to the cardstock. Remove the cardstock and you have your first print.

While the negative print still on the gelli printing plate, add more base paint different color (I used white paint), spread it with brayer, and then add the cardstock. Gently press the cardstock on the gelli printing plate, removed it and you get your second print.


The gelli printed cardstocks dried quickly becuase it is acrylic paints. I made sure they are dried well by drying them with craft heater.

I cut them with various square dies and rectangles dies, and then I added them on white cards with 3D foam tape and adhesive runner. I used yellow and orange cardstocks for mats.

I cut out the words out of the orange cardstocks using the Grateful and Blessed word dies. I added the sentiments on the card with dries-clear glue. I embellished the cards with some natural burlap twine ribbon.


The second project is this Pumpkin Pallet Wood Sign. I created that background on the Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shaped Wood using the 6" Fall Leaves Stencil, 6x6 Gelli Printing Plate, and multi-surface acrylic paints.


First, I taped the stem with painter tape and then painted the whole pumpkin pallet wood surface with light yellow paint as the base color. I used brayer instead of brush for extra texture on the wood. Let the paint dried well before the next step.

For this printing step, we have to work fast white paint still wet. First, I added some of the orange paint on the gelli printing plate, spread it with brayer, and then I added the stencil on it. I added another piece of white cardstock, pressed gently to get the print, and then removed the cardstock. Here I got another printed cardstock for future project.


Next is the stamping with the gelli printing plate step. Make sure the paint still wet. I removed the stencil, picked up the gelli printing plate and then I used that gelli printing plate to stamp the paint on the wood. While the gelli plate still on the wood, I pressed of firm to transfer the paint.

I repeated this printing and stamping steps several times until the whole surface covered with the leaves pattern.

When the whole surface dried well. I used make up sponge to add the orange paint around the edge and I painted the stem with brown paint and small flat brush.


I added the Grateful, Thankful, Blessed XL Script Wood Quote on the pumpkin with wood glue. I put some acrylic stamping blocks on it to press it down while the glue drying. It took 15-30 minutes to make sure the glue dried well.

After that, I decorate the pumpkin with some thick natural burlap twine and some gold leaves ribbon. I secured them on the wood with glue stick.

I hope you all get some more Thanksgiving ideas and check out Clear Scraps store for the wood pallets, wood words, and stencils.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. We hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend with your loved ones and family!


~ Helen G. ~

Give Thanks Pumpkin Card

Happy Thanksgiving, I know its a little early but its not that far off.

Welcome to this weeks project.

I have created this stunning card using the 6" Pumpkin stencil.

I just love this stencil!!

I wanted to do something different this time.


So I pulled out my Snow-Tex, yup you read that right, Snow-Tex.

Now you are probably wondering what does this have to do with

Pumpkins, nothing really, I just thought it would be a great texture to use.

It didn't work as planned but I still ended up with a beautiful card.

I think my snow-tex was just a little to thin.

All I did was layer my cardstock and pattern paper and  inked all the edges with

distress ink.

I layed the stencil on the pattern paper and spread my mix over the stencil.

You can see the texture in some places more than others.


But I still think I managed to get a great effect.

I love the simplicity of this card.

I cut a sentiment from the pattern paper that I popped up on

foam tape.

This card was very easy and quick to make.

Thanks for joining me today and have yourself a

wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Kim :)

Snowy Pine Cone Card

Snowy Pine Cone Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this snowy pine cone card with a couple of beautiful stencils from Clear Scraps.  This pine cone image is pretty versatile and could be used for really any season or occasion depending on how you embellish it!

Snowy Pine Cone Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stencil Image

Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4" x 6" and secure the Pine Cone stencil over top.  Apply brown and green Distress Oxide Inks through the stencil with a sponge dauber, using darker shades towards the inside of the pine cone and pine branches, and lighter shades towards the outside of the pine cone or tips of the pine needles.  If you work quickly enough, you can add clear embossing powder over the entire stenciled image afterward and melt it with a heat tool.  (This method helps with the next step.)

Snowy Pine Cone Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Inking Background

Blend light blue dye ink all over the stenciled panel with a blending brush...since the pine cone image has been covered with clear embossing, it should resist the ink and allow for the bright colors of the images to show through (buff off any extra ink from the embossed areas with a paper towel if needed).  Blend a slightly darker blue dye ink just around the edges of the panel for a bit of depth.

Snowy Pine Cone Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stencil Snow

Lay the Snowflake stencil over top of the panel and apply white glitter paste through it with a palette knife.  Immediately remove the stencil and rinse it in warm soapy water.  Allow the panel to dry for several hours.

Snowy Pine Cone Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Trim Cardstock

Trim white cardstock to 6.5" x 9" and score it down the center to form a top-folding card base.  Trim silver glitter cardstock to 4.25" x 6.25" and green matte mirror cardstock to 4.5" x 6.5" to mat the stenciled panel.  Die cut a fun winter sentiment from both silver glitter and green matte mirror cardstock.

Snowy Pine Cone Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Assembled

Adhere the stenciled panel to the silver glitter cardstock, green matte mirror cardstock, and card base with tape runner.  Adhere the silver die cut sentiment on top of the green matte mirror die cut sentiment with liquid glue, allowing the green cardstock to peek out from behind like a shadow, then pop the layered sentiment up in the corner with foam adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed this fun wintry card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many gorgeous new 4x6 stencils in the Clear Scraps shop, which one will you pick for your next card project?

~ Annie

Additional products used: green and brown Distress Oxide inks; sponge daubers; white, silver glitter, and green matte mirror cardstocks; blending brushes; blue dye inks; white glitter gel; palette knife; sentiment die; tape runner; liquid glue; foam adhesive; clear embossing powder; heat tool

Stenciled Fall Cards

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman with a trio of Fall Stenciled Cards.


Using the 6" Shattered Glass Stencil, I placed it on white cardstock, then used gold metallic paste.


I also used the 6" Swirl Pumpkin, placing it on white cardstock and used the same gold metallic paste on the swirl portion.


Once dry, I cut the shattered glass stencil  to fit my card front and matted it with cardstock.  The left over strip was used for a second card.


I stamped and colored 2 mice, die cut them and added them atop a strip of Rinea Foiled Paper.  The phrase was stamped and die cut, then matted upon a larger die.  The second card uses the left over strip and which was placed atop a strip of burlap.  Pumpkins, die cut from Rinea Foiled Papers were added along the bottom edge.  The phrase was stamped and die cut, then matted upon a larger die.


The swirl panel was fussy cut and matted with cardstock which was also fussy cut, creating a doily-like panel.  It was then placed atop a striped panel.  A burlap strip was placed across the card.  A third mouse was stamped and die cut, then  added to the card and two foiled pumpkins were added to the corner.

Happy Fall.

Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Pink and Main Stamps and Dies; Tutti Designs Die; Rinea Foiled Papers; Copic Markers


Stenciled Thank You Card


I love creating homemade thank you cards and decided I wanted to try one with just stenciled images.  When I saw this Pine Cone Stencil   I knew exactly what I wanted to create.  Combining the Pine Cone Stencil  with  the Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Thank You Stencil allowed me to create a super easy but high impact card. 

Start by inking your stencil with distress inks. I used a couple of brown ink colors to add dimension to the pine cone.  Add greens to the boughs. 




Stencil "Thanks" using Clear Scraps 4 x 6 Thank You Stencil in black ink. 


I finished off the card by adding a jute bow just above the pine cone.  You could also add some stickles or glitter on the edges of the pine cone to create a snowier look. 

Combining the stencils created a super easily reproducible card.  I hope you are inspired to try stenciling on your cards. 


Clear Scraps 4x6 Plaid Stencil -- Fall Plaid Card

Hello there everyone!  Laura here today...and I've got a pretty card to share with you!

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Fall is such a fun crafting season!  It's full of pumpkin spice and everything nice,

just like this card!  I started with basic cream color cardstock and created a

A2 size (4&1/4" by 5&1/2") card base.  Next I took the Clear Scraps

4x6 Plaid Stencil and laid it onto the base, then I used washi tape to

block off everything except the larger squares.

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Next I applied distress ink in a darker brown color to the squares.  I removed

that washi, and then blocked off the larger squares and part of the thin lines,

leaving the rest of thin lines so I could apply another shade this time.

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I then went back and did the same with the other thin lines to finish off the colors.

Colors are usually best in I used the dark brown, orange, and a bright

orange/yellow color.  They made a pretty fall palette to create my card.

So very easy to do, but it looks so pretty and very "pumpkin spice season".

I wanted to keep this simple, because the plaid stencil creates such a striking pattern,

but I did want to add a little something else, so I took some alcohol ink and dabbed

it onto one of the Clear Scraps Acrylic Leaves Embellishment.

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After the alcohol ink dried (which only takes a few that!) I used

some glitter glue (here it was the gold Glitter Kiss) brushed onto the edges of

the leaf to give it a bit of a gilded effect and then I punched a hole so I could

tie the leaf onto the pretty organza ribbon and bow with a bit of twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: 4x6 Plaid Stencil, Acrylic Leaves Embellishment

Other:  Distress Ink--Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber,

Alcohol Inks (yellow/orange), gold Glitter Kiss

cream cardstock, ribbon, twine, blending tool.

Quick and Easy Fall Card



I love fall!   Beautiful colors! Pumpkins! Flowers!  Pumpkin Spice! A perfect excuse to create fall themed cards!  I decided to create this super easy card showcasing Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets.  I also used one of the chipboard bases that Clear SCraps attaches their chipboard shapes to.  I always save the square chipboards that the embellishments are attached to for future uses like this card!


Start by cutting away the chipboard embellishment and mist chipboard frame as desired.  Let Dry. 


Cut away top of card base leaving 1 inch along the edge.

Add printed notecard to inside of card.  


Cut the Clear Scraps Acrylic Sheets to fit front of card.  Adhere to 1 inch border on the front of card. 


Add Misted frame to the front of the Acrylic Sheet to frame notecard.


Add floral accents to finish card. 

I hope this inspires you to break out those acrylic sheets and create some beautiful cards! 

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this easy holiday card with stencils from the Clear Scraps shop.  Halloween is only a few days away, and if you want to send a fun card to someone who loves the spooky day (like me!), then try this quick and simple project!

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Trace Images

Start by trimming a piece of smooth white cardstock to 4" x 6".  Place the Pumpkin Faces stencil on top, and lightly trace around the main images with a pencil as shown. 

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Ink Blending

We'll be using the pencil marks as a guide to tell us where to add ink to color the pumpkins and grass.  I applied several shades of orange, yellow, brown, and green Distress Oxide inks to the cardstock with small sponge daubers in the areas that would eventually be masked by the stencil (including the border).

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Glitter Paste

Place the Pumpkin Faces stencil back on top of the cardstock where it was before and secure it down with low-tack tape.  Spread black glitter gel over all of the open spaces and smooth the surface with a pallette knife or scraper.  Remove the stencil as soon as you are done and rinse it off in warm, soapy water.

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Trim Cardstock

Once dry, you can use the panel as is and just adhere it to a 4" x 6" card base.  I wanted to add a little more contrast to my card though, so I trimmed off the edges with my paper trimmer and cut a mat layer and 4" x 6" card base from purple and black cardstock, respectively.

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Sentiment

For the greeting, I cut three sets of "Happy Halloween" die-cuts from white cardstock and lightly inked one set on just the bottom with lime green ink before adding shimmer all over with a clear sparkle pen.  After adhering the stack of die-cuts together, I glued them to the front of the card with strong liquid glue to create a bold, dimensional sentiment.

Halloween Night Pumpkins Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Final

To assemble the card, just adhere the layers together and then to the black card base with tape runner.  I love how the sparkle gel gives the look of a pitch black, but starry and magical Halloween sky!

I hope you enjoyed this fun Halloween card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With so many cute holiday stencils in the Clear Scraps shop, you can make quick and easy cards for any occasion!

~ Annie

Additional products used: white, purple, and black cardstock; sponge daubers; yellow, orange, brown, and green Distress Oxide Inks; black glitter gel; palette knife; green Distress ink; clear overlay sparkle pen; Halloween sentiment die

Give Thanks Jumbo Wood Tag

Hello and happy Monday! It's Jennifer here to share one of the new Clear Scraps products released this past summer! I love all of the wood home decor pieces especially this time of year!  I  used the Jumbo Scallop Wood Tag to create this fun, fall door hanger.  And I'm going to show you the techniques I  used!  


I  began by painting my tag with brown acrylic paint. I  did not apply more than one coat as I  wanted the grain of the wood to show through.  That is one of the many nice qualities about the birch wood is that it accept the paint very well.  


Next, using washi tape, I secured the Give Thanks 6x16 Farmhouse Stencil to the top of my tag. I  selected white metallic paste to apply with a spatula.  I  was sure to add a thin layer ensuring to smooth with the spatula as I  went. 


Here is the end result of my metallic paste + stencil! It's not perfect and that's ok.  I  always feel like its a learning process when using the stencils.  


After drying, I  used a sanding tool to rough the edges of my tag to give a distressed look. All Jumbo Tags include a rope for hanging however, I  used my own fall colored ribbon as well as added some floral sprigs. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all things new by clicking HERE!  Have a great day!

Additional products used:  paint: DecoArt; metallic paste: Heidi Swapp; misc: ribbon, floral sprigs.

Autumn Tags by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using several tags from the Chipboard Tag Album.  This album has 4 different shaped tags so I chose to use 2 of them to create a set of Autumn  tags.


Place the tags on pattern paper and trace around them.  Cut and adhere the paper to the tags,  then ink them with brown ink.


For the November tag, cut the November panel and ink with brown ink.  Mat with cardstock and center it on the tag.


Select assorted embellishments, mat each and add to the tag.  Add  a pattern paper strip across the tag.  Stamp the phrase and add to center of tag.

Repeat for the Autumn tag, but add a panel of burlap between the layers.  Wrap twine around the tag and add it to the tag with foam adhesives. 
Stamp and die cut the same phrase.  Add to the center of the tag.


Thanks for stopping by.

Other Supplies:  Graphic 45 pattern paper, Stamplistic Stamp, Imagine Ink, Whiskers Graphic Twine, Spellbinders Dies

Clear Scraps Jumbo Wood Tags -- Happy To Be Haunting

Hey there everyone!  Who's excited for fall?  Do you love fall crafting?

Laura here, and I've got to say, fall is my favorite time for crafting!

I'm here today to share a fun home decor project for Halloween!

It was created using the new Clear Scraps Jumbo Wood Tags.

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This project uses the scallop wood tag.  Love that little extra detail

at the top!  It's like all the wonderful wood items from Clear Scraps,

limited only by your imagination!  This one I painted with orange

acrylic paint, then brushed the edges of the tag with black acrylic paint.

After this dried, I used the new Clear Scraps 4x6 Oct 31st stencil.

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You can use washi tape to hold the stencil in place, and then

sponge on your paint.  The black acrylic really pops against the

orange paint on the tag, and fits perfectly on the tag right below

the little ghost pallet shape!  How cute is that little ghostie?!!

She's new from Clear Scraps too, of course!

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It's the Ghost Medium DIY Pallet Shape from Clear Scraps!

Just painted up with white acrylic paint, and then added a

cute face.  I'm not the best at hand I just found

a printable on the computer, cut it out, glued it on, and done!

I added a few stickers and scraps of paper, journal boxes, etc, to

add pops of color and texture, using some foam tape to pop up.

To finish it off I added a bunch of Halloween ribbons, some tulle,

and the nice heavy duty cord....that one actually comes with the tag!

Make sure to check out the Clear Scraps store to find a bunch of

these great DIY Pallets in all sorts of shapes to get your creative

juices flowing and give you ideas for all your home decor projects!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: Jumbo Wood Tags - Scallop

Ghost Medium DIY Pallet Shape, 4x6 Oct 31st stencil

Other:  Bella Blvd Sweet and Spooky, acrylic paint--black,

white, orange, black cardstock, adhesive, foam tape, ribbon.


"dream Big" Tag Cork Board

Thanks for joining me for today's project!

I am in love with this extra large tag cork board!

Let me take you through the steps on how I created it!

I have used the Jumbo Wood Tag, and the "dream Big" XL Script Wood Quote.


I started out by painting the extra large tag with this beautiful sage green paint.

I painted the "dream Big" Wood Quote with some gray/brown paint to make the word pop.


I attached the "dream Big" wood quote to the top of the Large Tag.

I then added the cork to the bottom of the tag.


I embellished it with some brads, flowers, crystal stems, and pearls from my stash.


To finish it off I tied the large cord into knots to hang it.


This is perfect to leave little notes or reminders on.

Visit Clear Scraps Store and pick up this large tag and word piece and create one for yourself!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)

Autumn Thank You Card

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this bright autumn thank you card using chipboard embellishments and stencils from the Clear Scraps shop.  What I love most about stencils is their versatility...and sometimes you can find some pretty unique uses for them!

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Painting Trees

I started by painting the Oak Trees Chipboard Embellishments with yellow, orange, red, and brown acrylic paints.  Rather than paint too much detail onto these pieces, I simply pounced a small flat paint brush full of paint over the shape with different colors until I was satisfied with the results.

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Inking Background

Next I applied three blue shades of Distress Oxide inks over a 5" x 7" panel of white cardstock with a foam ink blending tool until I had a smooth ombre effect as shown.  

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Stenciling Clouds

I wanted to create wispy cloud shapes but didn't have a stencil with the right look...until I realized that the 6" Pine Trees stencil looked just like wispy clouds when I turned it on its side!  I dabbed a damp baby wipe through two of the tree shapes onto the inked background panel to create faint white cloud images in the sky.

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Diecut Hill

The hillside was die cut from some green cardstock with a wavy border die.  I added speckles of orange and yellow paint to the die-cut under where I knew I would be placing my trees to give the ground a beginning-of-autumn feel.

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Sentiment
The last detail was a small flag of white cardstock that I stamped a thank you sentiment on using orange ink.

Autumn Thank You Card by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Detail

To assemble the card, I adhered the inky background to a 5" x 7" white card base using tape runner and popped the sentiment and grassy hillside up on top using foam adhesive.  The trees were then tucked into the hillside and adhered with liquid glue.

I hope you enjoyed this bright autumn thank you card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  There are tons of stencils to choose from in the Clear Scraps shop...what are some unique ways that you've used yours?

~ Annie

Additional products used: white and green cardstock; yellow, orange, red, and brown acrylic paints; Distress Oxide inks; wavy border die; sentiment stamp; orange ink; adhesive; baby wipes