I've been working on various swaps and other things including some submissions for some upcoming Stampin' Up! contests. On the right is a card that I just made for a new set swap. I didn't know how it was going to turn out when I started it, but have to say I'm pleased with the results. Sometimes when I start to create, I have a pretty clear picture in my head of what I hope to acheive. Other times, I have an idea but have no clue if it's going to turn out the way I think it should. This card kind of fits both categories. I knew what I wanted it to look like but I wasn't sure if I knew how to get there! It's hard to see in the picture but the main image is stamped on Shimmery White cardstock. I have grown to love this stuff so much that I'm having a very hard time not creating with it. So, along with the shimmer from the iridescent ice embossing powder there is just this really nice sheen to the whole project because of the Shimmer white paper. The first thing I did was after cutting out the Shimmer White with the Top Note die is I trimmed away the perforated edge. This allowed me to mount it on the chocoloate chip and get that great matted effect. I then stamped the grass image using basic brown. Then inked up the floral image with versamark and stamped over the grass. Applied the Iridescent Ice embossing powder and embossed. Next the color was sponged on then I wiped off what little had accumulated on the embossed image. It's just a nice shimmery image and it reminds me of a fall day. All products available from Stampin' Up!
Stamp sets: Upsy Daisy, Inspired by Nature (grass image)
Cardstock: Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White
Ink: Basic Brown, Versamark, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Riding Hood red
Accessories: Tangerine Tango striped ribbon, Ticket Corner punch, Top Note die, Irisdesent Ice emobssing powder, dimensionals