I knew when I saw the Artsy Leaves bundle I had to have it. Fall is my favorite time of year, so I am automatically drawn to any autumn themed sets. This one caught my attention because it's different than the typical leaf set, most of what I own are realistic leaves (which are also gorgeous!), this set gives a fun and whimsical twist to your leaf cards and scrapbook pages! I designed this card for my monthly stamp club members and I wanted them to have some fun and experiment with my Color Burst Pencils so I made the card neutral black and white so they could use any colors they pleased. Some went with typical fall colors of red, orange and yellow and some really got creative with rainbows and different color patterns. It was fun to see each person's creation - just like real leaves, they were all different and all beautiful! The base of the card is whip cream card stock layered with a piece of black licorice card stock. Again, I wanted to keep it very neutral so for the background I used the piercing pieces from my journey circles dies and my journey platinum machine to create pierced circles randomly around the piece of black licorice card stock. My Bloom Tool worked perfectly to brush out any little chads so the whip cream card stock showed through each little hole. I stamped the leaves on whip cream card stock using black licorice ink. I colored the leaves using my Color Burst Pencils and blended them using by color burst blenders and odorless mineral spirits (baby oil or gamsol will give the same effect). I cut the leaves out using my dies from the bundle and my journey platinum machine and popped them up using journey foam squares. I stamped the 'life is beautiful' sentiment from the Sweet Home stamp set in black licorice ink on a piece of whip cream card stock I hand cut into a banner. I added a simple, neutral embellishment with the Metal Accent piece.
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I have been stamping for 14 years and am thrilled to be one of the first Fun Stampers Journey Coaches in Ohio. It was my honor to serve on the 2016-2017 Leadership Team for Fun Stamper's Journey.