This card meets the challenges F4A186 (a bit of gold on your creations). There was a beautiful verse by Robert Frost for inspiration.
Let's start at the bottom, it's the easiest to describe, lol. The Tree Line stamp was inked with VersaFine Vintage Sepia and stamped onto the textured card base. I really like how the texture shows in the image.
Next, the mats behind the leaves are a by-product of another project where I had sponged gold and copper metallic inks through a stencil. There was all this gorgeous ink that was going to be wasted, so I took a tip from a Gelli Plate technique and covered it with strips of packing tape, using a used gift card as a squeegee to pick up as much ink as possible. The strips were gently peeled away from the stencil and placed on black cs. I thought it would be perfect behind the leaves.
The leaves were stamped with VersaMark onto burnt orange cs and heat embossed with sticky powder. I stuck the leafing material to images and burnished them with a small stippling brush. I cut them with a die from the SB Fall Foliage set. The die and the stamp don't match, but I think they look really cool anyway.
As always, thanks for looking!
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013 GMT Views: 7505
Registered: March 7, 2009 Location: Where the corn is knee high by the 4th of July Posts: 17554
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 @ 6:19 PM
LOVE your leaves and the metallic bkgrd they're on! Each leaf square looks like a "real," professional, glossy picture. The lights and darks on the leaves and subtly stamped veins, add texture and make them look so realistic. Fantastic effects! :)