Happy Thanksgiving! Today's card is all about the Autumn Swirls Background stamp. I love this gorgeous stamp. Sometimes I just want to show off the background stamp on my card and not cover it up with a bunch of other stuff. Do you ever feel that way? I am showcasing the glory of this beautiful stamp by accenting this with Glimmer Mist, some ribbon, and a sweet little sentiment.
I started with a dark brown card base. Next, I inked up the Autumn Swirls Background stamp (JustRite) with Versamark and pressed it onto some white cardstock. I then covered the white cardstock with clear detail embossing powder, tapped off the excess powder, and melted the powder with a heat gun. After that cooled, I sprayed Cranberry Zing Glimmer Mist all over the embossed cardstock. I let that soak in a little bit and then I wiped the Glimmer Mist off the embossed areas with a paper towel. This is like the Stain Resist technique from the April 2013 issue of Technique Junkies except I used Glimmer Mist instead of the medium used in that technique.
I set this piece aside to dry for several minutes and I stamped the "Dear Friend" sentiment from the Hugs & Kisses Sentiments set (JustRite) with dark brown ink onto a tiny strip of white cardstock. When the Glimmer Mist piece was dry, I wrapped some ribbon around it and tied it into a bow. I added some Joy Foam Pads to the bottom of my sentiment and added it just below the ribbon. I then glued the entire piece to my brown card base.
I love the gorgeous shimmer from the Glimmer Mist. You can see it better in this picture below:
When you tilt this card back and forth in your hands, that shimmer really puts on a show. When you go shopping at Classy Cards 'n Such, feel free to use this code, Holly-10, when you check out. You'll save 10% off your order. :-) I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
The Crafters Cafe #39 - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Feathers or Leaves (I used leaves)
Sparkle n Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder, or Flocking (I used clear embossing powder)
365 Cards #327 - Beautiful Backgrounds
Addicted to Stamps #70 - Embossing - heat or dry
Have a wonderful day relaxing with your families on this beautiful Thanksgiving Day. I hope you find a little quiet time to do some crafting or reading or even a little napping today! :-)