Friday, September 12, 2014

simon says stamp. . . .

recently started a challenge on their Flickr group and Barb Engler will be hosting these on a bi-weekly basis.  For the first challenge we are to use at least three of these colors:


My card is a bit CAS:



My friend, Greta, sent me two of the clustered leaves die cuts recently and I wanted to use one for this challenge. Because this die is so large, I made a 5x7 inch card.

I colored the leaves with distress inks and let the inks dry.  Then I added Versamark ink over the cluster and heat embossed it with a slightly sparkly clear powder that I purchased from Hobby Lobby years ago. The powder gives a bit of a bumpy texture when melted, which I like a lot.


The sentiment is from the SSS Thinking of You stamp set and was stamped in Versafine onyx black ink and also clear embossed.  The black dots are from the SSS Whimsical Flowers stamp set.  A friend gave me the tiny dew drops.

Hopefully I will be able to get another card done for this fun challenge before the deadline.

Have a good weekend!

13 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Love the texture! I am so enjoying the camaraderie that the international card exchange is providing. What a great bunch of people!

Barb said...

Joy, those leaves are so gorgeous! I love the effect of that embossing powder - such wonderful texture, and you used the colors for the challenge beautifully! So glad you played along - thank you!

Kelly Latevola said...

Joy this is so pretty! The colors blended awesome and that texture looks amazing :)

walchowDesign said...

OMG! this is absolutely gorgeous, Joy! My favourite! The colour blending of the leaves look so real and love the dew drops too!

Lin said...

I LOVE this, Joy! Perfection with the little details you added to the leaves and around them!

judkajudi said...

Joy, I think this is among the loveliest cards I have ever seen! Just perfect in every way. Gave me some good ideas, too!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card, Joy!

Greta said...

LOVE what you did with the die, Joy--wowzer! Fabulous card, my friend!

Linda Kunsman said...

gorgeous card Joy- just brilliant!!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous use of the Die leaves Joy. Beautiful card.

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a GORGEOUS card, Joy! I really love how you inked and embossed the leaves...the colors are beautiful and the texture you created was genius! Keeping it CAS really makes it shine, too...Love it!!!

Brenda said...

An absolute beauty!

LauraJane:) said...

Well done!! The added texture and dew drops make this card oh so lovely!