Double Take: Ornate Leaves

Hi. Today I’m sharing two cards with the same design in different color combos. They both feature THIS stamp set…

Using my Misti, I stamped the medium leaf from the set on a strip of white and kraft cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks. I masked off the leaf and stamped two smaller leaves next to it. I heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set in silver and gold. I added a few enamel dots in coordinating colors and mounted the strip on a piece of coordinating cardstock. I used my trimmer to create the mat, only cutting up to the two sides of the leaves. I finished cutting out the top of the middle leaf with my scissors for faux die-cut look. You could also use the coordinating dies to do the same technique, but I didn’t have them at the time of creating the cards.

For the backgrounds, I die-cut THIS background die from a piece of white and kraft cardstock. I flicked on water from a paintbrush and applied embossing powder on top. You can use water for embossing, you just need to heat it a bit longer to get it to melt.

For the kraft card, I flicked on the water to create droplets…

For the white card, I used my paintbrush and “painted” on some irregular shaped drops for a different look…

I finished off the cards by rounding the bottom corners of the card using THIS.

I hope this inspires you to emboss with water, try a faux die-cutting technique, and stamp with your Distress Oxide inks.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.


1 Comment

  1. Lisa Tilson
    October 29, 2017

    Lovely cards Heather! The partial die cutting makes for an interesting banner across the card, and that woodgrain backdrop is perfect. I learned about embossing water drops on one of the OCC classes – didn't know it until then, but I do it often now. Have a lovely weekend 🙂


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