Monday, September 20, 2010

Another idea...

** Update**
The leaf shriveled and crumbeled by the next day. I was wondering if it would work on a pressed leaf? Or maybe if you coated the whole leaf in Glossy Accents or clear embossing powder? I might try it. I suspect heating up the embossing powder wouldn't be good for the leaf though. Oh, well. Sometimes an experiment doesn't work. You just keep on trying new stuff.

Howdy friends!

I had another card idea that I just had to try. I wondered if I could stamp on a leaf. A real leaf from my tree out front. I gave it a try and this is what I came up with.
I created the background by stamping the Flourish Background, cling stamp, by Hero Arts on several different scraps. I stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Ranger clear embossing powder. I love how it turned out. Next I picked a leaf and chose a sentiment from the clear, Messages, stamp set by Hero Arts. I inked it up with Brown Stayzon ink and stamped it on the center leaf in the cluster. I let it dry while I assembled the rest of the card. I used an ivory colored scrap for the top border and layered the multicolored background pieces on top. Then I put my piece of lace through my Xyron sticker maker and adhered it to the bottom of the card. I added the leaf with some glue dots and embellished with some twine, pearls and a button.

My sister got a new camera and let me give it a try. It came out pretty close to how I had imagined it. Will you be giving this a try? If so leave me a comment and a link to your project. I would love to see what you come up with. Thanks for looking.


jintyoo7 said...

Lovely idea, adore your card, the embossed panels are beautiful. I was just kidding with Trinh about using a real leaf :o)

Froggietalks said...

I have used leaves to stamp with, but never stamped on a leaf... it's too bad all the leaves here are dead, or else I'd be trying it. :)