Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Autumn Birthday

I really do love this leaf image from PTI's Text Boxed! I especially love how it's such a bold image and therefore works well with spectrum techniques. For this one I applied the spectrum of colours directly to the stamp. I used Memento dye inks, as I find these really stick and blend well on clear stamps. The order was Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Potter's Clay. I love how well the colours blended! I stamped my greeting into the image using Rich Cocoa. The rust paper was embossed with clear embossing powder. Finally, I really wanted to add ribbon, but I wanted to keep the earthy vibe. So I found some poly twill and stamped the leaf image onto that. It worked quite well. The ink has spread a little bit more (I used a dye ink), but I like the softness that adds.

Stamps: Text Boxed, Faux Ribbon
Ink: Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa, Versamark
Paper: White, Chocolate, Really Rust, Kraft
Accessories, etc.: corner rounder, twill, clear embossing powder


  1. This is such a pretty card. I am going to have to dust off this set and try your technique to see if I can achieve the beautiful look of your card.

  2. This is a really beautiful creation.