Friday was our bi-monthly Stamp Off Challenge, and Susan posted a gorgeous card using the Duoprinting with Chlorophyll technique. It’s such a fun technique. Simply place leaves between two pieces of cardstock, then wrap them inside a piece of copy paper (to protect your Big Shot plates), then run through your Big Shot. Easy!
The hardest part of the technique is to find leaves that aren’t too dry or too wet. You can see Susan’s card (using a fern) here.
I couldn’t wait to try this technique. I grabbed a few leaves from the tree in our front yard (it’s a hackberry tree, I think), and gave it a whirl. I used Whisper White Cardstock, and in retrospect, I wish I had used Very Vanilla. But I had a piece of white already cut.
I didn’t take pictures of the process, but I do have the finished card.
The leaves came out perfectly. Sadly, I didn’t add a second piece of cardstock on top, so I only have one. But I do have a tree full of leaves out there. I need to bring them in and create some backgrounds before they fall, dry up, and get raked.
I thought the leaves looked a little stark on Whisper White Cardstock, so I used my Sponge Brayer to add color to the leaves. First I used So Saffron over the entire layer, then added spotches of Cajun Craze and Peekaboo Peach.
The sentiment from Beautiful You seemed to fit (and it can cover a lot of occasions), so I stamped that in Cajun Craze, then added some Burlap Ribbon. It still seemed a little plain, so I adhered mini sequins – and then I stopped, before I went too far.
Basic Black is under the leaf layer, and the card base is Cajun Craze. I love this technique! Thanks, Susan! I’m looking forward to trying Jackie’s Ink Refill with Embossing Folder technique. I just need to find the best folder to use.
Saturday was Mike’s birthday, and since he was in a seminar all day and Jon was out of town and Wes working, we had a small celebration. I baked a sugar and wheat free cake, and cooked dinner. The real celebration was Sunday night. Jon and Adrianna were out of town for a wedding, so we dogsat Taz. He was so good! To celebrate Mike’s birthday and as a thank you for sitting, they fixed dinner for us. Oh, my! I taught both boys the basics of cooking, but they’ve both elevated their skills and can cook better than I do. Jon fixed us stuffed mushrooms and gourmet bacon cheeseburgers and broccoli. Adrianna stuffed layers of homemade lemon pound cake with hand whipped cream and strawberries. Everything was (as Amelia would say), “So, so yummy!” I’m so proud of all my kids!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!