Sunday, November 12, 2017

Kaleidoscope Leaves Birthday

Hi there and welcome back!  I hope you've had a good weekend!  I've had some fun with the "ink smooshing" technique this weekend, and really loved the results. 

I first heat embossed the Kaleidoscope Leaves background stamp with gold embossing powder on a 6x6 inch panel of watercolor paper.  Next Distress Ink pads in 3 colors were pressed onto a craft mat, sprayed with clear water, then the embossed panel was "smooshed" into the wet inks.  I didn't pull up the panel until I made sure to press then entire panel in the ink, then once I turned it over, used a paper towel to sop up any excess ink around the edges and set it aside to dry.

Once the panel dried, I trimmed it down to an A2 size, then added gold embossing around the edges.  I just LOVE the beautiful blues and greens with the gold.  Once the panel was ready, die cut vellum leaves were layered on top, as well as some gold cord.  The sentiment was also heat set with gold embossing powder on white card stock, die cut with a scallop oval die then added over the leaves and cord with foam tape.

I'm joining the "Birthdays are The Best" Free for All challenge at Splitcoaststampers here, as well as the following challenges:

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting, it's always so appreciated!  I hope you'll use the links above to visit the challenges and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  Kaleidoscope Leaves BG (Simon Says Stamp), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (Stampin' Up)

Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Canson XL watercolor, vellum
Ink:  Versamark; Distress:  Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean
Other:  Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder, Clustered Leaves die (SSS), Layering Ovals Framelit (SU), Gold Cord


Bev Polen - Guneaux Designs said...

Stef, I saw this gorgeous card on SCS and had to visit your blog for more details. The card is so striking with all the embossing! I love it, Stef!! Great artwork!!

Bev - Guneaux Designs

Nikki Spencer said...

Absolutely gorgeous Stef, your background is stunning! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

KimB said...

What lovely richly toned lush background Stef. I love the combination of gold and vellum with all that intense colour! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Colleen said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! You are so right, those colors are amazing together! the vellum leaves soften everything and your gold thread for circles is the perfect finishing touch! thank you so much for joining us with this card at Seize the Birthday!

Nancy said...

WOWZA! The background is really amazing! If it was my turn to pick a winner over at Seize the Birthday I would have to look no further! Thanks for sharing this sensational card with us!