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‘Aspen Leaf’

I made some cards for a friend who invited us to stay at her home in Keystone when she heard we were traveling to Colorado to visit our son earlier this month.  I took a picture of the Aspen tree right next to her garage, and picked a few leaves off of the tree to bring home with the hopes to create cards.

First off, I printed 8 3 x 5 pictures of the Aspen tree ont Cryogen White text weight (which fit onto one sheet of the cardstock). I used the picture on all but one card.

I used Olive Basis cardstock , stamped with Canvas background (SU), edge punched (SU) on Safari Brown and added the picture and the leaf.

Next,  I used Kraft cardstock , layered on Safari Brown and added leaf images- I used the actual leaf and embossed them using Mellow Moss Pigment ink and clear embossing powder and gold embossing powder.I added some speckles to the Kraft for interest.

Next, I rolled three leafs together- through the Cuttlebug. I was hoping they would leave pigment, like flowers would, but that did not work. So, I laid them on white cardstock and sprayed them with green Memory Mist. Next, I embossed the leaves in gold, and edged the green panel in Gold embossing powder.  I put the leaf in Versamark and very carefully and slowly embossed it with the Gold embossing powder.  I held the heat far away from the leaf and took my time embossing it- this is because if you hold it closer, the embossing powder bubbles up. I used the wonderful texture Ivory cardstock in a CAS style.

My last cards- I used the shimmery Poison Ivy cardstock– Ooohhhhh this is so pretty IRL!  It is very slightly off white and very shimmery.  I added the picture of the Aspen tree and very lightly Gold embossed the edge of the picture which is on a mat of black. The Gold leaf is on a background of shimmery black Sparkle Noir cardstock that is also edged in Gold embossing powder.

I think my friend will like the cards- what do you think???

Have a great day- stay cool!!!

Shelly Schmidt

More details on my blog: http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/

 

 

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