A quick post today, as we are heading to the beach for the season's last concert at the beach.
I reached way, way back to a technique I used to teach at my store, The Stamp Pad. The panel on the left side of the card is done with Colorbox inks. It is called Direct To Paper. I took my Cat's Eye Colorbox inks in fall colors, and applied them directly from the pad to the paper. I created a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 sheet, since I had everything out. That way, I can get two or three cards or more from the one background.
I took it a step further than direct to paper, however. I stamped the leaves from Serendipity with permanent black ink over the dtp background, then added more Colorbox ink over the stamped images. Then, I embossed the whole shebang with clear embossing powder. The images popped right out, even though I had applied more ink over them!
I adhered a strip of this background to an A2 card, and a thin gold glitter ribbon. The Charles Dickens saying is from Serendipity, also, which I embossed in gold.
Finally, I embossed three of the leaves in gold, and watercolored them using Adirondack inks. I adhered them to the card with foam tape for dimension. A few sequins finish off today's card.
Here is a close-up of the dtp...
This card is for the following challenges:
Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog - # 58 Add fabric or ribbon (gold glitter ribbon)
Tuesday Throwdown - Make It Sparkle (gold glitter ribbon, embossing, and sequins)
AAA Cards Challenge - Blending (DTP, Watercolor)
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