Hello! Welcome to the very first D's Team USA Blog Hop. If you've been hopping or skipping, you should have landed from Megan Thompson's blog. Wasn't her card beautiful? As you probably know by now, our Hop Theme is Fall or Halloween this month. Once again, I have used my favorite new Fall themed set, Lighthearted Leaves. I know, I know, I keep using this set. But what can I say, I love it!
So I've done several techniques with this set previously. I had my heart set on watercoloring this gorgeous maple leaf but I didn't want to use a harsh ink on my beautiful photo polymer stamps. Then it hit me, I can clear emboss the Stampin' Up! Classic Ink. Yay! Problem solved! I stamped this gorgeous leaf with Early Espresso Ink onto Very Vanila cardstock and then immediately clear embossed. Once embossed and dried, I watercolored it and cut it out using the Leaflet Thinlit Dies. My second leaf was stamped in Early Espresso onto Old Olive Cardstock and then cut out as well. The background was a reverse smooshing technique on watercolor using a few different colors. I used my aqua marker to make so splatters of various inks on the background after it had been dried. Here's a close up of some of the splatters.
Next on our Hop is the fabulous Sue Parker's blog! I know you won't want to miss her awesome card! Just click the next button and you'll be there!
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