Fall is a colorful season isn’t it?  What better way to enjoy this season than by creating a card using the Colorful Seasons stamp?!  I created this card for my team’s Facebook live demonstration a few weeks ago. During our monthly live events I share like to focus on interesting layouts or techniques.  This one has both.

Team Perks!

And, speaking of my team. Did you know that you can be a part of it? Purchase the custom starter kit and enjoy choosing any $125 in merchandise and pay a reduce price of only $99. The kit ships for free, too!   And if that wasn’t exciting enough, you will receive a 20% discount on all future orders you place through April 20, 2018. No strings attached!   I know! It seems too good to be true – but it’s not!  Click on the image below to read all about my team perks.

Choose $125 of any Stampin' Up! products you'd like and pay a reduced price of $99 in this custom kit. It ships for free and entitles you to a 20% shopping discount for a limited time. Lisa's Stamp Studio

NEW Stampin’ Blends

There’s a new product coming your way!  The brand new Stampin’ Blends are alcohol based markers and will be released to the public later this year. BUT, you can include them in the custom kit as they have been released to demonstrators early.  You can include them (or not) in your custom kit and be among the first to own this incredible new product!   Hurry though, the Stampin’ Blends ‘demonstrator’ debut is only available until October 15th.

New alcohol based markers by Stampin' Up! haven't debuted to the public yet but you can include them in your custom starter kit. Read all about it!


Autumn colors on a single maple leaf using a watercolor and heat emboss technique. Burlap strands add the perfect touch. Uses the Colorful Season stamp by Stampin' Up!

I purposely placed the designer paper off center and I mixed two different series of papers.  The larger piece is from the Painted Autumn designer paper and the smaller strip is from the Wood Textures designer paper stack. That Wood Textures is my absolute favorite. Those wood grains go with everything!

Close up photo of a fall maple leaf beautifully watercolored with tones for fall. Stampin' Up!'s Colorful Season stamp set.

Here’s the technique part.  I stamped the maple leaf twice, once on the Watercolor Paper layer and once on a piece of Watercolor Paper scrap.  I used Basic Black Archival ink and immediately poured clear embossing powder over it and heat set it.  Both the archival and classic ink pads can be used as a base for clear embossing powder resulting in colored embossing. Here’s the catch. You’ve got to be quick!  Have everything set up and ready to go before you stamp.

Once the leaf was embossed I used the Crushed Curry ink and my Aqua Painter to dab color inside the image. I didn’t brush color in, I literally dabbed it on.  I heat set the watercolor paper to speed up the drying process then went over it a second time using Cajun Craze ink.  I’m not patient while waiting for paper to dry so I used my heat tool again.  The final step was the ‘wash’ I created around the edges of the layer. I used the Aqua Painter and Peekaboo Peach ink.

Fall is in the air! Gorgeous palette of autumn colors with a watercolor technique on a maple leaf. Stampin' Up!'s Colorful Seasons stamp set.

I fussy cut the colored leaf, omitting the stem and pieced it directly over the stamped image using Dimensionals. The loop was created using three strands from the Burlap Ribbon which I attached using a Glue Dot.

It’s that time of year we set aside to count our blessings. There’s no doubt I’m blessed! I get to do what I love every day – stamp!  The best part of this blessing is that I get to share it with all of you!

Cutting Dimensions

  • Very Vanilla cardstock base is cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Watercolor Paper is cut 2″ x 3″ plus a scrap to stamp the leaf
  • Early Espresso cardstock layer is cut 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Painted Harvest Designer Paper is cut 2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Wood Textures Designer Paper is cut 3/4″ x 4 3/4″

October Studio Stamps in the Mail

Ordering for October’s Studio Stamps in the Mail (SSITM) is underway.  This month’s edition will include the Night of Bethlehem Bundle (stamp set and coordinating Edgelits).  I include FREE pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards (2 each of 4 different designs), accessories, envelopes, a video and PDF tutorial.  It’s a great way for you to stamp along with me from home.  You can find a short introduction video that will show you the cards and the products included. Click HERE or on the image below. Ordering ends on Sunday, October 15th.

Stamp with me from home with Studio Stamps in the Mail for October 2017. Including pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards, Night of Bethlehem stamps & dies, video & PDF tutorial. Lisa's Stamp Studio.

Spotlight with Lisa – Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the big day. Join me at 8PM EST – 5PM PST – 6PM MST – 7PM CST for a live Facebook demonstration called “Spotlight with Lisa“.  During this event I will share a technique, lots of tips and interactive fun. Plan to join me – it’s free!  Click HERE to “like” my Facebook page so you don’t miss the reminders and notifications.

Facebook live free event, paper crafting demonstration, interactive fun. Join us!

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