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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The last detail was a small flag of white cardstock that I stamped a thank you sentiment on using orange ink.
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?
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