Autumn Trees by the Lake

Beautiful Fall Colors and a Hidden Inky Mess!

Today’s card was inspired by all the beautiful #autumnleaves photos on Instagram.

I had intended to leave the upper right-hand corner free for a sentiment, but I will get to that (my inky mess – photos below) in a bit.Autumn-Cabin-with-duck

Stamps to Autumn Gratitude card: Birch Tree Multi-Step Clear StampsCabin by the Lake Clear Multi-Step Clear StampsTrees Clear Multi-Step Clear Stamps, Isle of Big Bay Lake Clear Multi-Step Clear Stampsand Mallard Ducks Multi-Step Clear Stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

The order in which I stamped this card is as follows:

  1. Yellow Birch Tree – then mask tree trunks only
  2. Cabin – then mask
  3. Water for the lake – then mask horizon
  4. Light Pine Trees – then remove mask covering water
  5. Dark Pine Trees
  6. Red Oak Tree – then remove cabin mask
  7. Ground in the lower-left corner with blending brush
  8. Grass in front of the cabin – then remove birch tree mask
  9. Clouds with stencil and blending brush

Right after I finished blending the clouds, I picked up the card to place back in my Misti and there it was … an INKY SMUDGE! (GRRR!)

When this happens (and I admit, with my inky fingers, IT often does!), I will usually cover it up with a sentiment or an embellishment. This inky smudge was too high up on the card to fully cover with a sentiment, so a flying Mallard to the rescue!

Please don’t forget to check in with the KSS Design Team and see what they have cooked up. Have a wonderful Inky (and smudge-free) day!

Lynn  Nancy (Video Demo)

Additional supplies for the cards above:

Paper: Finished card measure 4.25″ x 5.5″

Inks: (all Memento Inks – unless noted) 

Inks used can be found in our Forum or under the Color Recipes Tab here at the top of my blog.

Embellishments: pop dots

8 thoughts on “Autumn Trees by the Lake

  1. Beautiful fall scene and I like how the flying mallard saved the day.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wow, beautiful card!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Stacey for the sweet comment!💖


  3. I am new to Kitchen Sink Stamps but have fallen in love with so many of the stamps lol. I can’t believe how realistic they look, your card looks like a photo instead of a stamped card. Great save with the mallard too 🙂

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    1. Thank you Mindy for the lovely comment! So glad you discovered us… and Welcome! ❤


  4. Beautiful card. I struggle with inky fingers all the time and the ink eraser doesn’t always work well! The flying mallard was a good idea.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Bertha, for the lovely comment. I am so glad you liked my “ink smudges” cover-up! 😉


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