Wednesday, September 7, 2011

French Foliage Sinking Gold

Back into the routine of life again after a quick trip back to SD. What a whirlwind trip it was, but so fun to see family and friends while we were back! I sure miss my stampin' buddies!! I had started these cards before I left and was able to finish them off yesterday. This is a technique that I learned from a tutorial I purchased from fellow demonstrator, Sandi MacIver last year. Unfortunately, this is the first time I've been able to play with it. What fun it was...lots and lots and lots of embossing with the clear embossing powder, then sinking the gold embossing powder into it after six (yes, that's 6!! ) layers of the clear embossing powder! It has such depth to it in real life and that's just something you can't capture in a picture.
Ingredients: Stamps: French Foliage, Word Play
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Ink: VersaMark, Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Scallop Trim border punch, 3/4" Circle punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Big Shot, Gold embossing powder, clear embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Glimmer Brads, Sponge dauber, Mat stack and piercing tool

Here's a picture from the side that will show you some of the dimension to the card and also a peek at what I did to the inside of it too:

Of course, I had to make more than one at a time. I used different occasions for the sayings, a thank you and a couple of birthday cards. I used the hostess set, Happiest Birthday Wishes for the birthday cards which is hard to read in the picture. The cut out leaves were clear embossed too for a little added glimmer to them, but only 2 times instead of the 6 on the main image.

I'll be making another trip back to SD to get ready for a rummage sale at the house in a couple of weeks. Lots and lots to go through that we will not be moving. We're still praying for a buyer for the house, so for now, there's no where to move things. Katie and Dickson have let us take over their basement which is so generous of them! It is nice to be here early in the mornings with the kids and be able to enjoy a cup of coffee and a little computer time before the day gets going too fast! Hope you can find something to stamp the day away with! Happy Stampin'!

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