I'm back with another post featuring some fall birthday cards. The first one uses a new Cover Plate die from Aletnew. When I first saw it featured on their blog, I knew I'd find good use for it. This is the only card I've made so far, but I have more ideas for it.
I started by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper with a variety of fall colors using my Daniel Smith watercolors. When that dried, I splattered some gold watercolor onto the piece using one of the "Starry Colors" from Gansai Tambi. Then I used the die on both the watercolor paper and a piece of Canyon Clay.
I popped out the leaves from the Canyon Clay piece and adhered it to a Rustic White card base and a piece of Stick It, which makes putting the watercolored pieces into the piece much easier. Using the Quick Stick also helped get all the tiny pieces of watercolored paper where they needed to be. I cut a banner from vellum and embossed the sentiment from "Birthday Bash Sentiments" (PTI) in bronze, and added a few sequins and pearls to finish it off.
Next up is another new die set from Papertrey Ink's Mix and Mat series. I didn't think I was going to purchase this one, but I broke down and I'm glad I did.
I kept all three dies together for this one, cutting them from Classic Kraft. I backed the die with a piece of bronze specialty paper that's been in my stash for years. It needed some contrast so I added a black mat before adhering it to a Saffron Spice card. The sentiment (same as above) was embossed in bronze on True Black.
This gives you a better view of the beautiful specialty paper, and if you look closely you might be able to see the glitter on the leaves which I added with a clear Spectrum Noir marker.
There are still two more fall birthday cards to share next time.