Friday, October 25, 2013

Leaves Aglow

I was digging through my card stash recently, and came upon THIS card of mine from 2009.  That was pre-blog!  At the time, I was crushing on a crafter named Michelle Zindorf, who is a master at sponging scenes with ink.  I made the autumn card you see below in her style, minus the twine and sentiment.


After rediscovering it recently, it looked too plain to me.  Funny how our opinions and taste change over time.  Back then, I did not want to cover up my emboss-resist art.  Now I've added a tag with a sentiment from Happy Fall (Inspired By Stamping), some twine and an aged copper brad.


I thought Michelle's technique of emboss-resist was very cool.  She inks her stamp first in Versamark watermark ink, then onto a dye ink pad.  Stamp image on cardstock, then sprinkle clear embossing powder on stamped images, and hit with the heat tool. When it's cool and dry, sponge on dye inks.  I used three yellow inks and I think an orange ink to create the 'glow' you see.

Thanks a bunch for visiting me today!



Stamps: Autumn Fest - SU; Happy Fall - IBS Paper: More Mustard, Whisper White - SU Ink: More Mustard, Really Rust, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron - SU; Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark - Tsukineko Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions Accessories & Tools: brad, tag - SU

7 comments:

Reusing with Quilling said...

I loved the glowing effect the bg has n the embossed leaves look wonderful on it !

Shani Thomas said...

Yes, it is funny how our tastes evolve, isn't it?! It's a beautiful card, and although I'm sure it was very pretty without the tag and twine, I do like the little extra touch they add. Great card, Colleen!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! I love love love love those leaves!!!!!!!

Benzi said...

Wow! It's on fire with Fall colors, Colleen. Beautiful work in the Zindorf style.

Lisa said...

These have the prettiest warm glow Colleen, well done!

Jennifer said...

Love the way this card glows! Hope you're doing well!

Emily Keaton said...

SO gorgeous, Colleen! Looks like the leaves I crunched through on the way to the post office this morning :)

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