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My first card today features the new Etched Oak Leaf dies paired with the Thankful 1 sentiment die from a previous release. I started by spraying Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, and Postbox Red Dylusions Ink Sprays over a full 8.5″ x 11″ of heavy white cardstock. These ink sprays are SO vibrant and I knew that I’d want to have extra sprayed cardstock even though I only cut out a few leaves.
I used the same colors to spray a smaller piece of white cardstock which I then cut using an arched die from the Nested Domed Archies die set. I glued the sprayed arch piece to a larger arch cut from vellum and then I glued the leaves onto the left side of the arch.
I added the sentiment, cut from white cardstock, and then I used foam tape to adhere the piece to a card base.
My second card features the new Bold Leaves cling stamp. I blended Salvaged Patina, Shaded Lilac, and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks over a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock. When the panel was dry, I heat embossed the background image using Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear embossing powder.
I trimmed the panel a bit and then added a sentiment using the same Thankful 1 sentiment die, this time adding the shadow layer of the die, cut from vellum. To finish, I used foam tape to adhere the card front to a card base.
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