Gorgeous Leaves for a Birthday
Happy Wednesday, my friends! I had such fun at my Craft Day today. My dear friend Lorraine bakes cookies for an event her husband has every week, and she brings leftovers when she can. They are delicious, so even without crafting, we have fun! Today, my project was cutting paper and packing for my class tomorrow. That’s not a super fun “craft project,” I know, but it’s always more enjoyable with friends!
Last week, I was playing with the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle, and had so much fun creating this card.
I only used the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set, not the Intricate Leaves Dies on this card. However, if you do bundle the stamps and dies, you’ll save 10%.
First, I inked the leaf images on Basic White Cardstock using Bumblebee Ink, then used the “Rock & Roll” technique to add Blackberry Bliss and Pumpkin Pie Ink to the leaves before stamping. It’s “rock & roll” because you ink the stamp fully in a lighter ink, then rock the edges in a darker ink. Finally, rock it (or roll) again in the darkest color, then stamp. Be sure to clean the stamp before you re-ink with the lightest color and use the darkest color last so you don’t contaminate your ink pads. I stamped them at least two times before re-inking.
I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut the Basic White Layer, then a larger die to cut the Mango Melody layer. I added them to a Rich Razzleberry card base. I know it’s weird that I didn’t use the same colors for the ink and the card stock, but the Rich Razzleberry and Mango Melody seemed to pick up the lighter tones from the leaves that were stamped the second time without re-inking.
I found the gold die-cut on my stamp table. It was apparently a leftover from another project that I hadn’t filed in my scrap bin, so I heat embossed the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set using Black Embossing Powder and Versamark ink, then added it to the card.
Don’t you love the Gold Shimmer Ribbon? If you haven’t seen it in person, it’s lovely – and it was perfect with the fall leaves and gold sentiment!
Be sure to check back in on Friday for another challenge with Susan, Jackie, and me! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!