Thought I'd try to play along. A very old set of wooden Hero Arts leaves has been waiting patiently on the messy desk for months to be inked. A set of 4, bought long years ago. Had seen a video, where leaves were inked with versamark, stamped on vellum, then embossed with white powder -- very pretty effect. This leaf set was put out on the desk with all intentions of trying this technique.Have no idea who did it, what youtube it was, but....finally Got Rountoit.
Stamped on vellum, embossed with SnS White Detail Powder, (very pleased with the results too). While thinking _just what to do_ with the embossed leaves, stamped again onto a white piece of card stock. Grabbed Lemonade, Twisted Citrus, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass Distress Inks & sponged all over this card stock. Looked pretty good...Hmmm..wonder what some Perfect Pearls Gold powder might look like on this? Put 'er down, burnished well with dry baby wipe - it looked good! However, there were places where the PP didn't want to be burnished away as cleanly as I would have wished, but still liked the overall effect.
Then I visited Stamping with Klass and saw the card Bonnie had designed for CAS Mix up; great minds and all that! (I did email Bonnie about the path of my own efforts). However, aside from enjoying her lovely card, Bonnie added a link to a video, Layered Embossing using an Altenew floral set. The technique for doing each step was: ink,emboss an image or two, then move on to the next ink, emboss; this method yielded a much better placement of the stamps than the way I did it. After embossing, you can see where to place the next image, rather than trying to find the versamark inking & not overlap! What really inspired me though, was the manner in which Svitlana die cut the finished piece.
Used the MBox Open Studio Postage Stamp Square die to cut this shape. Then used a S/B square to cut out one of the vellum leaves, added a faux mat (from a snippet of another dry embossing - you can't see the texture in the photo, but it's lines). Placed this in the point as a spotlight effect.
- HLS Bold Birthday Sentiments inked with versamark, heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum. This is a rather warm-toned silvery effect, and thought it looked better with the vellum than a heavier gold or silver would have.
Thanks to Bonnie and Svitlana for the wonderful inspiration in finishing this card!
Now, I'm off to link up with the CAS Mix Up May Challenge. Why not come along and have some fun and fabulous inspiration?
Thanks for coming by and big hugs!