A while ago I found a free image of a leaf on line and I made myself a stencil from a piece of card so I could keep it to use again. I then stamped through the stencil shape on to a piece of white card using one of the stamps from a Chocolate Baroque set of stamps called Texture Fragments, and some Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. The card was fairly thick so I put lots of pressure on to get a good impression. I was going to leave it like this but decided to brush some more ink across the whole thing to give the outline shape a sharper look.
I continued by stamping the silhouette tree so it covered part of the leaf using Versafine Smokey Gray ink. I inked it up very carefully to avoid the surrounding scene on the stamp, and using my Misti I stamped it a couple of times to get a nice dark image. I then heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder to make it stand out more. I then die cut this using a stitched square from
I stamped a sentiment top left, and added two balloons, using the smallest balloon stamp top right, again using the Versafine Smokey Gray ink, and I decided to add three little birds just over the top of the tree with a fine black Micron Pen. I then used some Black Soot Distress Ink well watered down, and spattered some across the image, and finished by adding this to a 6" square white base card.
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I am entering the following challenges:
Cards 4 Guyz Challenge - No. 192 Travel or Transport.
Penny Black and More April Challenge - Black and White Plus One.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Embossing (Heat or Dry).