Monday, October 31, 2011

Embossed Maple Leaf

Happy Halloween!!  Looks like it's going to be great weather here on the Westcoast for the 'trick or treaters".  I hope everyone on the Eastcoast is safe and warm today after yesterday's early winter storm.

Today's CAS challenge from SCS (CAS142) is Ivory, Chocolate and Red.  What an awesome color combination!!  I used the Emboss Resist Technique for this card, stamping the leaf in VersaMark onto Very Vanilla cardstock and embossing it with clear.  I then sponged all around the leaf with Chocolate Chip ink to give it a subtle muted brown tone.  This card uses all SU! products.  Hope you like.

"Embossed Maple Leaf"

Stamps:  Gently Falling, Happy Moments (SU!)
Paper:  Real Red, Very Vanilla (SU!)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, VersaMark (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  clear embossing powder, heat tool, 1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon, sponge, adhesives and dimensionals

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I stamped the leaf in VersaMark onto Very Vanilla cardstock and quickly heat embossed with clear.  I sponged Chocolate Chip ink around the leaf, making it darker around the edges of the cardstock.  I took a paper towel and wiped off Chocolate Chip ink that was sitting on top of the embossed area.  I framed the image with Real Red cardstock and then wrapped the ribbon around the bottom, tying a knot just off center.

I dry fit the main image onto the background of Very Vanilla so that I could see where I wanted the sentiment to be.  I stamped the sentiment (from the Happy Moments stamp set) in Chocolate Chip ink.  I mounted the background cardstock onto the card base of Real Red.

I mounted the main image, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.

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