I'm back today with a project celebrating the release of the much anticipated Layered Leaf Bigz die and texture fade from Sizzix. I have been waiting for this set to arrive so I could test it out. I will tell you, it did not disappoint! Follow along and I will show you what I did...
I am using Distress Stain to color the Watercolor cardstock - Gathered Twigs, Crushed Olive, Ripe Persimmon, and Evergreen bough. Just a little of each onto the Craft Sheet. Remember, the colors are next to each other on the Craft Sheet, not on top of each other. Spray stain with water.
So I bet you're thinking, what she gonna do with that leaf?
really, truthfully, nothing.
the leftover shape or negative image or the leaf.
So I set the leaf aside for another day and went to work on the idea in my head (I get those every once in a while).
Note: I used 12 x 12" Specialty Stamping Paper to cut my own paper, as the pre-cut sheets are only 4 1/4 x 5 1/2". Yep, only 1/8" shy of what I wanted. Yes, I probably could have adapted the idea if I only owned the smaller size, but since I had one package of the 12 x 12" I used it and cut the size I envisioned.
This is what it looked like when the paper was removed from the texture fade....even better than I imagined.
front, pulling the two cut ends through the slit in the side of the card.
Absolutely L.O.V.E. this Layered Leaf die/texture fade!
I realize the expectation is that the leaf would have all the mottled color, but in this case the gold is a great foil to the bold color of the stains. It is hard to see how wonderful that gold Alcohol Ink looks in a photo though!
Hope everyone has a great weekend and that it involves a little bit of crafting and spending time with people you love.
now carry on,
UPDATE: the Layered Leaf die is available NOW at Simon Says Stamp!