Tarnished Leaves

Tarnished Leaves


Two very fortunate things happened that led to this card design.  First, my friend ordered white embossing powder for a project she was working on and received “Aged Silver Embossing Enamel” by Stampendous! instead.  She didn’t feel like dealing with returning it so she tried it on another part of her project (in addition to the white she eventually got) and we both LOVED it.  After the project was completed, she gifted me the jar – thanks, Kirsten!!  The second thing that happened was that I was lucky enough to be randomly chosen as the winner of a Stampendous! gift certificate from the Modsquad Challenge, and I used it to purchase the Decor Cling Leaves Rubber Stamp – DCR101 – thanks Joyce and Laura!!

I used both of those to create this card.

The embossing enamel is a mix of a tarnished looking silver and black that looks aged,  metallic, bubbly, vintage/shabby chic, maybe even a little copper… and cool!  And it looks so different depending on how the light hits it.  (So hard to photograph!!)  Here’s a better look at the shine:


The stamp itself is huge (8″ x 8″) and has a bunch of leaves and splatters; I just used a small part of the panel I created for this card.  Before embossing the image, I randomly stamped overlapping leaves (with a single leaf stamp from the Momenta “Nature” set) with Memento Rich Cocoa ink (straight stamping and stamping off) all over a piece of ivory card stock.  I used the same stamp with Memento Desert Sand on ivory for the large background panel.  I love that leaf stamp for adding texture!

The panels were matted on Gina K Chocolate Truffle card stock. (The “thanks” die was unbranded, but I’ve since found and purchased the “Gallery Frame 2” die set from Hello Bluebird which contains this “thanks” die, but bigger.)

I love the stamp with just ink, too!


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3 thoughts on “Tarnished Leaves

  1. I knew you’d make better use of it than I would! This card turned out so cool – I hope to see it in person when we get together next!


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