Friday, November 10, 2023

Suzz's Season of Gratitude

Hi!  The seasons are changing rapidly here as is the weather.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  It is this time of year we count our blessings and express our gratitude.  I decided to play around with the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Sketchy leaves to capture the fall feeling and then paired it with a simple sentiment around the sweet life. 

I started with a series of leaves stamped in various styles.  I used one of the leaves as my focal point on this card.  I love the idea of showing gratitude in recognizing how sweet life can be.  This card used a spritzed background layered with some mummy cloth (died to coordinate) with a leaf cut out along with a few simple embellishments. 

I created a few other card bases using the sketchy leaves.

They were stamped using versamark watermark ink on the white background.  Then they were clear embossed.  After that then a mix of red, orange, and yellow dye inks were sponged over the embossed surface.
Then to finish them off a dry piece of paper towel was used to buff off the excess ink from the images.  This made them shine brightly against the beautiful fall colors.

I actually stamped and embossed the leaves on a variety of surfaces including an alcohol ink background.

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