A grateful heart

It happens so often:  you’re not totally wild over a new stamp set, but a stamper shows you some amazing work with it.  You’re sunk.  And, yes, it makes sense to buy the bundle and not just the set.  See how that goes?

And that’s how I invested in Falling for Leaves, and I’m happy I did.  In October, we made this card, inspired by Tina Wardell:

HeartfeltInkspiration.com | Debra Burgin | Stampin' Up! | Falling for Leaves | Detailed Leaves Thinlits | This is an easy way to get a pattern on a die cut, limited only by your imagination! The result is never the same twice -- please click for more details!

This card really is more beautiful in real life!  I started by applying four different colors to a square of Very Vanilla with Sponge Daubers.  Using a press-and-twist technique yields some serious color (just daubing is too subtle).  As you’d expect, when the colors overlap, they change.

Before stamping the large leaf image in VersaMark and heat embossing it, this piece needs to dry completely.  We ran the Embossing Buddy over it to make sure there was no damp ink.  Even so, the embossing wasn’t perfect — which added to the beauty.

Except for the leaf color, the rest of the card is all embossed in gold.  Yes, even that edge!  I love “walking” the edge of a panel vertically on an ink pad.  It provides the tiniest edge of color — or, in this case, a sliver of VersaMark to which the embossing powder will cling.  Try this!

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One Response to A grateful heart

  1. Jennifer says:

    You’re welcome!

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