Monday, September 7

Ring of Leaves

Happy Labor Day!

It was a beautiful day here. How was your day?
The weather was so perfect we decided to go for a bike ride on a local bike trail. It's been a while since we have done that as a family and we all had a great time.

I have a card to share today that I made using another new stamp set that Gina K release in August. It is called A Year of Leaves. After I got it all put together I am a bit unhappy with it because the leaves blend into the dp and I wanted them to really stand out.
The leaves are aluminum foil. I took a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil, glued it to a piece of cardstock, stamped several leave images with stazon then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. To give them color I did the polish stone technique using Ranger Alcohol inks. After I cut the leaves out, I peeled the aluminum off the cs. The leaves looked really cool until I glued them on the dp.
The dp is Basic Greys Mellow and the cs is Gina K's White Pure Luxury, Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Kiss.
Since I was unhappy with the results of the card but really loved the look of the leaves, I am going to make some more of the aluminum leaves to used on a different card. This time I will remember to not have such busy dp in the background.

Have a wonderful rest of your evening and thank you for visiting my blog!


Card Details:
Stamps: A Year of Leaves
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Rich Cocoa
Paper: Basic Grey-Mellow, White Pure Luxury, Pumpkin Spice, Chocolate Kiss
Accessories: Friskars Border Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Brads, Circle Nestibilities


Selma said...

Your leaves are beautiful Sharri. They are a little hard to see, but what a cool idea. Hope you post another card with some more of the leaves.

Jennie said...

Love the idea of stamping the leaves on foil! What a great idea...They look wonderful Sharri! :o) Be sure and do it again... YOu are so sweet to share things you like and don't :o) I made a card and posted it on STV using Iridiscent Ice and it turned out just sad... :o( Lesson, don't sponge over iridiscent ice! LOL!

Shawna said...

Love how those "tin foil" leaves turned out. What a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

The leaves still look really cool! What a process! Your a genius!