Today I have a fun project once again inspired by Gina K…
For this project, you will need a leaf from your yard, your neighbor’s yard, a tree on the path you walk – you get the picture right 🙂 It is best if it is a green leaf as it is a little more flexible. We are going to use the leaf as our stamp and then we are going to emboss it.
On a scratch piece of paper, lay the leaf with the “front” side up. “Ink” it up with embossing ink (I used VersaMark). Gently pick the leaf up and lay it face down (“inked” side down) on a piece of card stock. At this point, you can lay a piece of paper on top and very firmly press along the leaf to get the ink onto the cardstock or you can do what i did and run it through your die cutting machine – I used the same sandwich I use for thin metal dies. This way it wasn’t too loose but not too tight either. I found this way got me the best results but pressing also creates pretty results.
When you take it out, gently lift the ink and add embossing powder to and heat it with your heat tool and that is it – add a sentiment and you are done!
There are lots of possibilities with this one. I grabbed some already ink blended cardstock from my stash which gave a great background to my leaf. But you can go with plain card, or designer paper, you choose! You can use metallic embossing powder like I did or you could go with clear and do an emboss resist, or even a Joseph’s Coat technique could be fun.
I hope you have fun!!
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