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Sunday, October 05, 2008

FS87 Leaves Dance

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Today's Featured Stamper is Loves Stampin!!!!!!!!  What a delightful gallery she has!  I chose to case her card seen HERE

I kept the same basic sketch but changed the stamps, colors and technique.  My card features embossed die cuts from

Spellbinders, I used the oak leaf from Assorted Leaves and the Rod from Charms & Rod.  The background was made by embossing

the Collage of Leaves background in clear powder on white CS.  Isn't that stamp awesome?  The set is called Collage of Leaves

and will be released by Innovative Stamp Creations on Monday October 13.  After embossing, I used alcohol inks in Red Pepper,

Butterscotch & Lettuce to cover the entire layer.  Then, it was placed between clean white computer paper and the embossing

was ironed off.  I wanted a little more definition to my image, so I thought stamping the same background in Brown Stazon

with the help of a stamp positioner would work.  Well, my initial reaction was to pitch it in the garbage.  Instead - with nothing

to lose, I grabbed the applicator tool/clean felt/blending solution.  After swiping over the entire piece, it left the stazon in some

areas and was the perfect shading I had intended.

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The die cuts were sponged with color before removing from the dies and then they were spritzed with Pearlized Distress Mists.

I hope you like the results as much as I do!  Look for more sneak peeks this week, Treasure Hunt Tuesday, some blogger Challenges

and Make it Work Wednesday.  It's gonna be a busy week!



  1. This is such an awesome technique. Glad you didn't pitch it. I love this stamp too. Great job and thanks for sharing.
    Dawn B.
    SCS flowergal36

  2. Oh so pretty, Shelly! Love all the shimmer!

  3. Woah!!!
    I love how the oak leaf diecut echos the oak leaf in the stamp!!!
    BEAUTIFUL colors!!! WONDERFUL card!

  4. What a cool integration of all of your CS. You just made a gorgeous 'Green Card' and saved part of a tree too! This is lovely!

  5. Wow Shelly, this looks amazing! Love the colors, and what a neat technique!

  6. This is a very cool card, very cool stamp, and wowzers I love all of the color. Glad you didn't pitch it, too! :) Kel


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