The brayer gives a real intensity of colour and a wonderful airbrushed quality that I love and if you're thinking of buying one, I can highly recommend the Stampin' Up one with its soft rubber. I started by stamping the oak leaves from Lovely as a Tree and colouring them with a blender pen and ink. The leaves are then covered with versamark - this is easy with a versamark pen - and heat embossed using clear embossing powder. That makes them waterproof so they resist the ink when you brayer over them. I used Bashful Blue and sponged the edges with Marina Mist.
I have several leaf stamp sets and love combining them. This oak leaf from Autumn Splendor, is a completely different style to the one from Lovely as a Tree but works really well as an embellishment. I've used the acorns from the set too and added a knot of linen thread for extra interest.
I always think it's a great idea to build up a diverse collection of sentiments. This one is from a retired hostess set and it has definitely earned its place amongst my favourites. I chose to stamp it in Cajun Craze which really 'sings' against the blue sky but fits in nicely with the natural theme.
Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Autumn Splendor, Afterthoughts (retired hostess set)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Other: Markers, stamp-a-majig, clear embossing powder, versamark pen, heat tool, brayer, linen thread