Monday, September 17, 2018

Faux Gilded Leaves

The Make It Monday #336 challenge on the Papertrey Ink blog is all about faux gilded leaves today! Laurie Schmidlin has a great tutorial on the steps that you can watch HERE. I don't own any two step stamping leaf images so had to improvise with this oak leaf from Tim Holtz' Leaf Blueprint stamp set with matching die.  I stamped the entire blueprint image with Versafine black ink then clear embossed it.  I then stamped the image again with Versamark ink and sprinkled 3 different embossing powders over it: gold, copper and silver (intead of platinum which I didn't have). It's hard to see in this photo, but the leaf is popped up with foam tape to give added dimension. The sentiment was gold embossed on black CS and is from PTI's Mum's the Word stamp set.  The background die is from PTI's Mix and Mat: Plaid Die set.

We've had TONS of rain in our area from the remnants of Hurricane Florence and there are numerous flooded roads and other areas which necessitated closing of all area schools today.  Several rivers aren't at flood stage yet, but there is still risk due to run off from the mountains into tomorrow - especially with more sporadic rain predicted.  Thankful we didn't get hit as hard as they initially predicted (the storm took an unexpected but welcomed turn)!

Thanks so much for stopping by...

1 comment:

Dana Kirby said...

Beautiful card!! I love your leaf image!! I am so glad to read that the rain and flooding was better than anticipated. Keeping you all in my prayers.