I'm on the Strawberry Jude Stamps blog today guest designing for them one more time this month. I'm really impressed with the quality of their stamps. HERE'S A LINK to check out the online shop.
I'm using one of the new release stamp sets called, Grateful Florals. Last post I used the large bouquet so this time I wanted to use the pine cone and leaf. When I think of pine cones and leaves, I either picture them laying on the ground in piles on the ground or flying around because it's Fall and windy. On this card they are flying around. :)
So, in my head, I have a list of techniques I want to try, ways I want to lay out my card, etc., most of the time I don't use something from the list. This time I am, I have been wanting to do a slanted sentiment so now I can mark it off my head list.
I am using Gina K Designs Kraft Cardstock and bottom layer Tomato Soup. The sentiment is fairly large so I started by putting it where I wanted it on the card and making lines above and below and then on those lines, I placed the Stitched Border Die by Lawn Fawn. I really like how you can use these border dies to frame something, section something off, etc.
Next I used the MISTI and I started stamping using Brutus Monroe Clear Embossing Ink (love!) and Penny Embossing Powder, which looks like copper. I just randomly stamped everything around those slanted lines. I stamped the sentiment in between the slanted lines and embossed with the Penny Embossing Powder.
I colored the leaves and pine cones with Prismacolor Pencils. This is another thing I wanted to take off of my head list lol, color on kraft cardstock with colored pencils. It's very different than coloring on actual pencil paper. I think you can let lose here and not be so perfect on colored cardstock because it is very forgiving.
I initially thought I would put Glossy Accents over everything but I decided to only use it on the leaves, then I would have a differentiation. The leaves look like stained glass with the Glossy Accents on them. Very pretty!
I finished it off by wrapping a piece of natural twine around the card going with the slant and made a bow and then added a few brown glitter enamel dots.
Did I inspire you to try the slanted sentiment? I'm not used to it so it makes me feel like my card is not straight lol.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!