First and foremost, I want to thank you all for your positive thoughts
and prayers through the last week as Florence wreaked havoc on our state.
We are fine and had no damage.
Many others are not as blessed.
Please keep them in your prayers and help where you can.
Now, it's Twofer Time!
A very special friend sent me this leaf frame die recently.
Wasn't that perfect timing?
My first thought was to die cut it from watercolor paper and color it in fall colors.
Another dear friend had brought this pumpkin die when she came to play.
I had die cut it from watercolor paper too.
I used re-inkers and a water brush to color everything.
For my Twofer....
It occurred to me that this frame would make a good Christmas card too.
So I found a piece of alcohol inked photo paper in my stash
and cut the frame from that.
The sentiment is an old Stampin Up stamp. I stamped it in
Encore Gold and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.
I also dipped the sentiment piece in the gold ink and
heat embossed the edges.
And I remembered why I bought those Autumn Red Nuvo Chrystal Drops.
They make perfect berries.
I also found out that if you put a stack of books over the finished card,
even though the "berries" are dry, they get squished!
A little more Nuvo on top of the squished berries plumped them right up again.
So I've used this die for a Thanksgiving card and a Christmas card.
Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps: Bountiful Harvest (Verve)
Ink: Soft Suede (SU)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. CP)
Other: Leaf Frame Cover Die (Altenew), Swirl Pumpkin Die (PS), Curry, Pumpkin, Tangerine, Suede Re-inkers (SU)
Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Many Merry Messages (ret. SU)
Ink: Encore Gold
Paper: Neenah, Photo
Other: Leaf Frame Cover Plate (Altenew), Alcohol Ink, Gold EP (SU), Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drops