Here we are on Labor Day, the first Monday in September, with another Stamp Review Crew blog hop. Isn't that a gorgeous banner for today's hop? It just reminds me of fall! Our banners are always created by our leader, Tanya Boser, and she does a great job! A lot of you may know this but just in case, The Stamp Review Crew is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the globe who hop on the first and third Monday of each month. We all use the same stamp set for our projects to hopefully, bring you lots of ideas to use that stamp set yourself. If you're visiting me on Sunday evening you may not find each blog "live" yet. We give ourselves a little time to work out the kinks but everything should be running well on Monday!
If you're not starting here then you may have hopped over from Stress Free Stamping, the very talented Shana Gaff's blog. If you get lost at any time during your hop please click on the link above and you find a entire list of hoppers for this week at The Stamp Review Crew blog.
I've had my card made now for a couple of weeks, just lying on my desk! I should have written my post right after I finished it because I've had to think about what I did to create today's card!
Oh my, here's what I remember! :) I used the splotch mark from Work of Art to make the watercolored background. Using a sponge dauber I inked the stamp up with Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. Then I spritzed the inked stamp with some water and stamped it right down some water color paper that I had previously dampened. I let the water on the paper and from spritzing the stamp move the ink around on the paper. Then I used my heat tool to complete the drying process. I couldn't wait to stamp and emboss the leaves from Vintage Leaves over the water color splotches! Gold embossing powder worked great for the leaves. Using the Acorny Thank You stamp set and coordinating Acorn Builider Punch (sold separately or as a bundle) worked really to stamp and punch the acorns. It's fun that the punch will punch the full acorn or just the top. Gold Cording trim was tied around the top of the card and a glue dot holds it to the acorn stem. I'm kind of into the watercolored backgrounds right now…I might even have another one to share this week!
Inside the card I stamped a few leaves along the edge….
That's it from me today but you'll hop along to The Stampin' Schach , where Ann Schach is sure to "wow" you with her amazing project today!
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