|This reminds me of when Little Peach tells Grandpa that he doesn't have any hair. He does, actually, have (some) hair ........ but it is short. :)|
"There is no pretense of sympathy about the cat. He lives alone, aloft, sublime, in a wise passiveness."
Back again with another entry for the Winnie & Walter WCMD Challenges. This one is for the Pattern Play with Shay challenge. You might recognize my background, from a couple posts ago when I detailed how I made it.
I love the Henna pattern of this Darice embossing folder. It just seems to go perfectly with the autumn colors of my Distress Inks. These inks are still visible and peeking out a bit, but blend pretty well under the heat embossing. You'd sure be able to tell the difference if they weren't there, though!
I used a new Unity stamp for the sentiment (Thanks, Unity!) and then went to work on a leaf I punched out of a metal sheet from Add a Little Dazzle.
You all know how I LOOOOOOOVE gleaming gold....and all things shiny and sparkly, right? Well, I decided to embellish my leaf a bit. First off, I used my ball end stylus to draw in veins. Then I heat-embossed with bronze, copper, and gold till I got the desired effect. Note: Be sure to use a clothespin or something to hold on to your metal when heat-embossing. I had some hemostats (from vet hubby!) and they worked perfectly.
I love how even with all the layers of metallic embossing powder, the veins are still showing, but the surface has a smooth molten look. You can see the gleam in the angled picture above. The Add a Little Dazzle metal is super-fun to use and I love how I was able to bend and roll the edges of the leaf slightly for more dimension without adding bulk.
Hope you've enjoyed seeing the finished product from the "before" post. I appreciate your visit and your comments! You make this bright autumn day we've had be even brighter!!
Thank you for the honor of entering the card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter WCMD Challenge - Pattern Play with Shay
2. Unity Stamp Co. Friends With Flair
3. MFP Speedy TV - Simple Salutations Challenge #115 - Use Metal
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Watercolors
5. Add a Little Dazzle Dazzling Diva Challenge #46 - Fall is Here or Anything Goes
6. Cards in Envy - Autumn Leaves - must be A2 Card size and flat for mailing.