I promise that this will be the last card with fall colors for at least a few days. ;) The colors here in northern Vermont are changing and I can see some of them from my window above my craft desk, so it has me in the mood for using colors like rust, mustard and olive.
Even though you see mustard on this card, I didn't actually use any mustard cardstock.
The look of the mustard color came from using a bleach wash on this card. I really am in love with this technique and I especially love it with the True Friend set in the Holiday Mini Collection catalog. The fall colors just complete it. To be honest, I wasn't going for a fall look....it's just that the colors and designs work together so well to give it a bohemian look. I just can't get over how much these colors and designs remind me of Moroccan and Turkish henna designs.
The bleach wash technique is really easy to do and you'll never get the same results twice. I created a Tutorial not that long ago to show you how to do it. You can see that tutorial by clicking here ---> Bleach Wash Tutorial There's some links at the bottom of the tutorial to show you some of the other cards that I've done using this technique.
I popped up the greeting with pop-dots for some extra dimension. For some added texture, I used my distressing tool from the Cutter kit on the Old Olive cardstock and the patterned paper (the Apple Cider pack of Designer Series paper).
Tomorrow, I promise to have a card using a different color scheme and a different set. ;) But I just might STILL play with this set anyway and save the card I make for a later date.
Stamps: True Friend and Sincere Salutations (both Stampin' UP); Cardstock: Old Olive, Really Rust; Apple Cider patterned paper; Versamark ink; Clear embossing powder; embossing gun; bleach; flat wide paint brush; distressing tool from the Cutter Kit; pop-dots; Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon