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.
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!