Friday, September 25, 2020

Crafty Collab - Fall and Sequins



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Hello.  Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I am part of the Monthly Themed Hop Group. Each month we use up supplies that we have "squirreled away."  The theme this month is Halloween/Fall and Sequins. I decided to use a stamp set from 2014 by Stampendous called "Cling PenPattern Leaves Set."  I created a video on my YouTube channel that shows how I made these cards:
Here's the stamp set I found in my stash called PenPattern Leaves.
Look at the gorgeous patterns in these leaves:

To create the first card panel, I used distress oxide inks. I used my makeup blending brush from the dollar tree to blend circles with these colors: Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo and Twisted Citron.

As I was cleaning up the ink on my Tim Holtz Glass Media mat, I decided I would spray a little bit of water with my distress sprayer and ink smoosh another card panel onto the ink that was left behind to create a second background. I was pleased with how this panel looked and probably like this background more than the ink blended background.  
Here's a photo of me creating the ink smooshed card panel: 

Next, I started with the panel that was Ink smooshed. Making sure the panel was 100% dry (I used my heat tool). I then used my antistatic bag to dust the panels. I then placed the panel inside my MISTI stamp positioning tool and stamped the leaves using embossing ink. I heat embossed the leaves with gold embossing powder. I repeated the same process with the panel that was ink blended. 

To finish the cards, I ink blended Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of white scrap paper, creating custom colored paper. I dried that ink blended paper with my heat tool. I pulled a sentiment from another stamp set, and stamped it twice onto the custom colored paper (once for each card). I used the same gold embossing powder on the sentiments. I used my corner rounder on the sentiment squares and popped the sentiments up with foam dots. 

Using glossy accent as my glue, I added three orange sequins to the card panels. I then adhered the card panels onto A2 sized, top folding, landscape orientation, brown card bases. 

Here's the card with the ink blended panel:

And here is the card with the ink smooshed background:

Some close up photos of the cards (which one is your favorite?):

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  1. Oh Tracy, these leaves are so pretty! Love how you heat embossed them in gold! Beautiful cards!

  2. I'm with you, Tracy; I prefer the smooshed background to the blended one, but both cards are fabulous! Thanks for hopping along with us again! 😊

  3. So pretty I love the gold embossing!

  4. The embossing looks so gorgeous against these backgrounds!!! How quick and simple, yet such stunning results! And with so many shades of Distress you can really make a bunch of these and get different looks by switching out the shade of red or yellow. Love your take on this month's theme Tracy!!!

  5. Both cards are absolutely fabulous! The gold embossing really brings out the beauty of those stamps!

  6. Wow, those embossed leaves are really beautiful! And the backgrounds look great too. - Charlotte/Lady Joyful


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