For starters, my card was created with the help of Design Studio (DS). My images were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I prefer DS since I can see it right on my computer screen. I can manipulate shapes and design a card without cutting until I am happy with the results. You could also do the same thing in Craft Room or on a Gypsy.
Since my card was going to be CAS, I wanted my stamp images to be bold. I love the look of multi-colored images, especially when it comes to leaves. To make your own custom ink pad, you will need reinkers, a baby wipe and something to contain your baby wipe in. I use a small tray that I normally use for mixing paint. Choose your reinkers based on your own color preferences. I love the fall colors of Olive, Autumn Terracotta and Sunflower.
Place about three drops of reinker on your baby wipe, letting the colors run into each other. If you are making a larger puddle pad, you will need to add more reinker.
Press your stamp into your puddle pad, just like you would any other ink pad. If at first you have too much ink on your stamp, stamp off on scratch paper and then ink your stamp again with a lighter touch.
All supplies by Close To My Heart:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy
C1463 Harvest Happiness
D1371 Many Thanks
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2237 Olive Reinker
Z2201 Autumn Terracota
Z2250 Sunflower Reinker
Z1751 Harvest Baker's Twine
I have entered my card in the following challenges:
CCEE-Fall Colors with Leaves/Punched Border
Die Cuttin Divas-Fall Colors
Inky Impressions-Autumn Colors
Kaboodle Doodles-Falling Leaves
Little Red Wagon-Fall
Papercraft Star-Fall Colors
Sarah Hurley Challenges-Autumn
Sweet Stampin-Autumn Leaves