Here’s the finished card and all the supplies you need:
~Dreamweaver Brass stencil – Large Branch
~Memento Ink Pads – Pear Tart, Bamboo ~Leaves, Rich Cocoa
~BigShot Die Cutting Machine with Silicone Mat and Impressions Pad
~CuttleBug Houndstooth Embossing Folder
It’s a little hard to see, but I used my BigShot, a Silicone Mat and the Impressions Pad to emboss my paper first with the Large Branch Brass Stencil. This helps the finished image “pop” off the page.
Using Removeable tape (so I don’t rip my paper when I’m finished colouring) Tape the stencil to the paper, lining up the embossed image.
Drop the stencil back into place, and with another Sponge dauber, I’ve added some Rich Cocoa Highlights down the stem and the base of each leaf.
Rip the bottom edge of the White cardstock for interest.
Using a larger Stipple Brush and my Memento Rich Cocoa Ink Pad, I’ve distressed the edges of the white cardstock. In a circular motion I gradually add more ink to each edge until it has the depth I’m looking for. Be sure you have some scrap paper underneath the image so you don’t ruin your work table.
Use your Sponge Dauber to Ink the edges of the other pcs of cardstock
I’ve embossed the Light brown piece of Background Cardstock with the Cuttlebug Houndstooth Embossing Folder, then ran my Sponge Dauber with Rich Cocoa Ink on it, over the top to just pick up the embossed image a little better.
Layer and adhere all the pieces of cardstock to each other to build the card, and add a few buttons. See how easy that was?!