Good morning friends, popping in quickly to share a card I’ve had on my desk for some while. I picked up this lovely Spellbinders Renaissance Acanthus Leaf Background and I played one afternoon. It almost seems like adult coloring rendered from a die. For my first playing I simply embossed it and colored it in with color pencils, on other scraps I watercolored it. In the end I pulled out my trusty gold and decided to layer it onto a muted background with a piece of vellum from my stash. Lately I’ve been jonesing over vellum so that’s where my experimentation landed.
Background dies make the simple cards that look like you fussed and seem to be my ‘goto’ style when I’m not sure what I want to make. As I dug through my stash of patterned vellum (which seem hard to find these days). I thought the muted tones behind almost make it seem like you are looking through an elegant gate or perhaps stained glass. I took an additional piece of white vellum cut with Spellbinders Baby Buntings and stamped a sentiment to hover over top of a bow and mulberry flowers.
Rubber Stamps: Wordsworth – Blessed Is the Influence
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80 lb smooth, Gold Poster Board
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf, Spellbinders Baby Buntings, May Arts Velvet Ribbon, Recollections Pearls from MichaelsWho is simply loving that autumn is on the way? Me!! Thanks so much for peeking in – I’ll see you soon!