Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Shimmery Leaves - QKR

Is it fall yet??? Sure doesn't feel like it here with these 90+ degree temps lingering around, so hopefully this card will remind Mother Nature to bring on the cool weather. :-)

I decided to play with some embossing powder and reinkers with this fabulous leaf stamp from QKR Stampede. I pulled out some watercolor paper and embossed the leaf with some gold embossing powder. With an aquapainter, I filled in the leaves with Mustard and Rust reinkers and set it aside for a few minutes. After they dried a bit, I went around the outside of the leaves with the Chocolate Chip reinker. Yes, that is just one color - it tends to separate when you dilute it with extra water, and that's how you get these cool variations in the chocolate color.

Can you see the wonderful shimmer on this card? I dipped a sponge in some shimmery paint and swiped it all over the card. I just love that touch of shimmer!

Leaf from QKR Stampede

Chocolate Chip

watercolor paper
Naturals Ivory

gold embossing powder
ribbon - May Arts
oval dies - Spellbinders
gold shimmer paint


Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful card! Interesting technique and it worked beautifully, giving a wonderful look to the card. Very pretty!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh this is STUNNING! WOW!!! Gotta play with that technique. Love that Image - I am SOOOO ordering it!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh...this looks FABO, Holly...the dark on the background really make the leaves pop...love the shimmer,too!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is eye candy and then some! Gorgeous!!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Another gorgeous technique!!!! WOW! The colors are gorgeous. I can't see the shimmer but I can imagine how beautiful it is. I love the shimmer paints too! I am waiting on cooler weather too : ( . Have a blessed week!