Friday, September 9, 2011
First I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to leave a comment on yesterday's post letting us know what embossing folder is on the top of your Wish List. In case you missed that post, you will be a in a drawing to win a new embossing folder if you leave a comment on yesterday's post. You will also want to go over to Joan's Gardens to read about another give away and also info about the Challenge. You have until next Thursday to do this.
Today I was just playing around with the Distress Stains Daubers that Joan sent me. I wanted to create a Fall card with the new Cheery Lynn Dimensional Leaves (D134, D135, D136 and D137). I watched a Cheery Lynn video talking about the leaves and that is where I got my inspiration. In the video, Mike used ink pads to add colors to a piece of card stock but I love working with the Distress Stain Daubers and thought I would show you how I colored my leaves. This is my first time doing this and the colors are not blended as well as they could be, but I wanted to show you the technique in the pictures below.
Next I added some brown ink then kind of went over it again with the red.
The dark splotches are picked up from the paper fibers.
Next you turn it over and use the "Cuttlehug" and die cut them - the Cuttlehug is not necessary but I love using it to insure a better cut. They usually cut very easily and I didn't have to run them through the second time. I love the pretty embossing on each one. Below is a close up of some of the leaves.
Can you see the embossing in the leaves? I love how they turned out.
This is what the package looks like with all the letters.
The design paper I used is from the BoBunny "Forever Fall Collection" and the Circle used in the middle is one of the new Spellbinder "Picot Edge Circles". I used a circle Nestie to die cut a ivory circle for the middle and embossed it with the Cheery Lynn Leaves embossing plate (E160). Can you see the small embossed leaves? It was sponged with Tea Dye Distressed Ink. A bow was created using seam binding. It was colored with yellow and orange Distress Inks. I lost the packaging, but I think the rust flower in the middle of the bow is either from Tim Holtz or Websters Pages. A few pearls were added to complete the card.
As you know all the products I use can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.