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It's Fall

And while the leaves are only just starting to change color here in the Northeast, it feels like a pretty good time to blend some autumnal shades of Distress Oxides on a fun seasonal card!
 
I love Dina Wakley's Alpha Masks + Stencils because (as the name implies!) you get both the positive and negative space of each letter. In this case, I've used the open spaces of the stencil shapes, and working neatly, one letter at a time, I've applied two shades of Distress Oxide to each, allowing them to overlap and mix in the middle. The specific colors are, F: Crackling Campfire into Vintage Photo; A: Tattered Rose into Fossilized Amber; L: Vintage Photo into Carved Pumpkin and L: Fossilized Amber into Crackling Campfire. Of course this would work with ANY pair of friendly colors which blend nicely together; and you could use the same two shades across the entire word for a less informal look. When my letters were complete, I used the top section of StencilGirl's "Swallows Take Flight" 6x6" stencil and the same inks to allow tiny leaves to cascade down the card front.
 
Autumn hours at The Ink Pad's Chelsea location are: 11 to 6 Monday through Friday and 11 to 5 on Saturday; closed on Sunday. But of course The Ink Pad Online is available 24/7!

is a big fan of autumn's cooler temps!

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