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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Leafy Celebration


I made this card using mainly Uniko stamps and clear embossing powder.  Bold colours but subtle embossing to allow the original colours to show through and acting as a resist to more colour layers added after the embossing.

I started with a 4 x 4 inch white card blank and cut a matt slightly smaller out of more white card.  I then set about colouring this with Adirondack and Distress inks in greens and blues applied on cut'n'dry foam.  I then randomly stamped the rough spots (Finnabair) in emerald ink.





I then stamped in the leaf stamps in Versamark ink and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder to act as a resist.





More of the same colours were added to produce a much darker layer and the excess wiped off with a dry paper towel to reveal the lighter lower layer.

The Celebrate Today sentiment was stamped in black Versafine ink on more white card, trimmed out, edged with blue distress ink and applied on foam pads as shown. Three green pearl cabochons were added to finish.

A bit moody but bold at the same time.

Sid xx

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6 comments:

  1. Fabulous techniques and as you say a 'moody' card but I love the colours and the atmosphere you've created on this gorgeous card.

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  2. I love the colors in the card. The leaves and the the background look amazing!

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  3. What a stunner Sid - love the depth of colour the resist and then more ink gives.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. This is wonderful, so textured and full of depth. Cara x

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