You, dear reader, know that the InkPaperStamps mantra is ‘quick easy cute fun’.
But, hand-trimming an Autumn Splendor oak leaf is not quick work. Hand-trimming six or eight? You’ve got yourself a good project for TV night.
What if, however, that oak leaf is embossed with an added pinch of Dazzling Diamonds and aquapainted in the hues of autumn?
The results are breathtaking.
And look closely: behind the oak leaf, you can see the peak of the Table Setting place card diecut. This peak is the secret to giving your leaf its elegant elevation–it’s almost as if you’ve captured a fall breeze in mid-whirl.
So, today, we’ll forego ‘quick’ for ‘splendid’ on this Autumn Splendor place card. After all, it is Thanksgiving.
The Autumn Splendor place card was first presented on the Holiday Mini blog hop.
(For full effect of the interplay of embossing and aquapainting, please click on the photo for a closer view.)
RECIPE – ‘Splendidly Sparkling Leaf’ place card
- Ink: Encore Gold, Really Rust, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
- Paper: Naturals Ivory, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
- Stamps: Autumn Splendor
- Etc.: paper snips, reinkers, aquapainter, heat tool, Embossing Buddy®, Powder Pals®, Stampin’ Emboss Powder (clear), Stampin’ Glitter (Dazzling Diamonds), Big Shot®, Sizzix dies (Table Setting Bigz™ XL, Sizzlits Decorative Strip -Stampin’ Up! Billboard) Tombow multipurpose adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Techniques: heat embossing, wet paper aquapainting