Well, then I just have to make an autumnal birthday card!
As if being obsessed with Buffalo Check is not enough, now I can’t stop putting it on an angle. One advantage to this is that you can stamp a quarter-sheet of cardstock, then cut it down along the edges of the checks. No more stamping it perfectly straight or centered!
These beautiful leaves were inspired by the work of Jenny Hall. (You may recognize her from the Stamp Review Crew blog hops — a fabulous stamper!) To create these, die cut the leaves from Watercolor Paper, then emboss them with the coordinating die. This is a two-step process; you cannot nest the outline die and the embossing die. With an Aqua Painter, thoroughly wet each leaf with water. Then drop various colors of ink refills onto the wet surface — not too much, or you will muddy the color. Finally, when the ink has dried somewhat, use a darker refill (e.g., Soft Suede or Mossy Meadow) and allow the ink to run into the veining. Let dry completely.
This is not an exact science, but it is great fun to experiment! I made these three leaves months ago — my first attempts! — and they have been patiently waiting for the perfect card.
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