I have to confess, this card is a little outside of my comfort zone. Many of you are probably familiar with Michelle Zindorf's beautiful work with brayer and ink, and she inspired me to get back to my stamping basics. I pulled out something that hasn't seen the light of day for a while: embossing powder!
The leaves come from an acrylic Inkadinkdado set, which I had to buy thanks to Michelle! (seriously, she should get a commission from the stamp companies on all the sets that sell because of her blog!) I sponged the card stock with a pale yellow, then punched a circle from a post-it note and sponged a darker mustard around the post-it. I removed the post-it circle and stamped the leaves with Chocolate Chip and embossed with clear embossing powder, first inking the stamp with Versamark, then CC on top of that so the embossing powder would stick.
I then inked inside and around the leaves with More Mustard and Really Rust. The rest of the card was sponged with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip ink. The sides were distressed with my tool from the SU cutter kit. I punched out my maple leaves from card stock and sponged them a little with ink to make them more dimensional. I don't know if you can see it, but the leaves are sparkly with my Sakura glitter pen. The corner is from a Cuttlebug die set, while the gem stone stickers are by Hero Arts.
I'm not really a Halloween enthusiast, but the card needed something and that little Happy Halloween sentiment fit in perfectly, so I went with it.
Hope you like it! I'm going to Hobby Lobby for the first time on Tuesday! It's new to our area and for years I've been listening with envy (the green kind!) to stampers on Splitcoaststampers who get all kinds of great deals there. It'll be fun to see some merchandise different from Michaels and Joanns. What's your favorite thing to get at Hobby Lobby? I hope this one has Cosmo Cricket, Melissa Frances, and Basic Grey paper. What are the chances of that? lol!
Stamps: Inkadinkado acrylic set, SU All Holidays
Inks: So Saffron, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Word Window Punch, circle punch, distressing tool, clear embossing powder, Cuttlebug, corner die, gemstone stickers, maple leaf punch (marvy)