Wonderful Friend

Just Us Girls Photo Week #651 & Anything Goes Embossing With A Twist of LEAVES

When browsing Pinterest the other day, I saw a card that had a single leaf with a matte background and I thought it looked really pretty. I decided to make my own version and this is what I came up with. Firstly I die cut two leaf shapes (from GKD), one in scrap CS and the other in a shimmery vellum and then I glued them together. Then I ran it through my Big Shot using the foliage 3D folder from Sizzix/Tim Holtz. Once it was done I added some inks and while it had some shimmer it wasn’t enough for me so I added some Opal Blaze on top. In real life the shimmer is iridescent, shiny and is pretty. Also the embossing is way more prominent in reality. I took a piece of water colour paper and wet it with a spray and then using a brush I added a wash of two colours, gathered twigs and rusty hinge. I popped up the leaf on top once the ink was dry and then thought of adding some gold glitter at the top of the inked piece. Big mistake, as it looked awful and I had already added the embellishments from Trinity Designs. What to do – I could take the layer apart and create a new background or do what I ended up doing and tearing the ugly bit away. As I didn’t manage to remove all the glitter I left it but added a tiny bit more along the tear as you can see in the photo. In a way it looks like the trunk of a tree. The scrap that was torn off became the sentiment piece. For this I used 2 different stamps one from an older GKD set and the other I can’t remember and have temporarily misplaced the set. I inked the edges of the sentiment piece with rusty hinge. This works for 2 challenges, the one at JUG’s and at CYHTP. Probably my last card for a couple of days as I am weeding my garden, which means my hands will be hurting for a while and I can’t craft easily then. Thanks for sharing some time with me.

16 thoughts on “Wonderful Friend

    1. Thanks so much. I like to try different things to see what happens. Water colouring isn’t my go to or forte so it was fun to see the look work, once I corrected my mistake.


  1. I love the ripped edge with your falling leaf as it gives a great falling aspect. This is a wonderful card. Your description of the shine involved makes me wish I could see it, but I can picture it. You come up with wonderful ideas, my friend.

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  2. Hi Johanna, I like many others, loved the ripped edge of your card and the pretty color you chose for your leaf. So well done! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls for Photo Week.

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    1. You would love the shine Golda. Its because of you that I even have the Opal blaze. I’ve found even though it has gotten hard, I can use it if I add water and use a paintbrush.


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