It's been over 4 months since I've made a card and I decided that the FS challenge is a good way to get back into stamping. I chose Julie's Make Merry card, using the same tree dies, but used leafing on mine and a smooshed watercolor BG. The BG was done with distress inks, peacock feathers and seedless preserves, on watercolor paper. The trees were cut from kraft cardstock and the leafing applied, (that's a loose term for the MESS I made, as I have leafing particles everywhere)! There must be a better way to get them stuck on what you want. I cut a frame from kraft, also, as a way to ground the trees. Here's Julie's pretty card that inspired me.
Registered: July 19, 2010 Location: Conway, MA Posts: 6559
Sun, Sep 01, 2019 @ 11:17 AM
Now I feel doubly honored to be the featured stamper for your comeback card! I LOVE the colors in the background that are a gorgeous contrast to the leafing colors on the trees. The frame is ideal. Sue, thank you so much for your inspired card.
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Registered: June 3, 2016 Location: near Lourdes in France Posts: 31474
Sun, Sep 01, 2019 @ 2:25 PM
I suppose you've used foil flakes and I use them too and I make it a big mess too, and the worst they don't adhere where I want but stick where I don't want!!
Your final product looks super!! it looks like decorated with shiny garlands or lights.
Glad to see you back in the gallery!!
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Registered: October 29, 2004 Location: Coos Bay, Oregon Posts: 23769
Sun, Sep 01, 2019 @ 4:32 PM
You may have made a mess on your work area, but certainly Not on your gorgeous foil leafing, Sue. I am so happy you made your permanent move and can now set up your permanent stamping room:-) Thank you for sharing, my friend. Hugs...Nancy