I started by sponging the outside edges of the artichoke card with artichoke ink. The stamps used on the leaf panel are from the set With Gratitude. The leaves are stamped on watercolor paper with Staz-on black ink. I used an aquapainter to color the leaves with guava first (in the centers), then I painted the rest of the leaf with artichoke. To add a little "movement" to the leaves, I painted around each one with Creamy Caramel to make light and dark shadows under and around each leaf. The edges of the panel are sponged with artichoke. I then performed the cracked glass technique on the entire panel, and sponged Chocolate Chip ink into the cracks. The panel was then layered on top of a piece of guava cardstock and some paper from the Fall Flowers designer pack. The front panel is stamped in Craft White onto a piece of Kraft cardstock. This sentiment is from the hostess set Word on Word. I sponged the edges of the kraft with artichoke also, then did the cracked glass technique on it (including the chocolate ink sponged in the cracks) before mounting it on top of some guava cardstock. The smaller "thank you" panel is stamped in VersaMark on kraft paper using one of the sentiments from the new All Holidays set. I embossed it with Seafoam White embossing powder from Ranger, then mounted it on top of a scrap piece from Fall Flowers. The card was then assembled using dimensionals to raise the sentiments above the leaf image. And that's all there is to it!
I told you that I might have another to share today! Surprised? Well, I am pooped, and now I have to get dinner for the troops...so I will see you all some time tomorrow. I have several meetings to go to, and even more calls to make, so I will try my best to have another creation for you!
Hugs ~ Mercy
Stamps: All Holidays, With Gratitude, Word on Word
Paper: Always Artichoke, Fall Flowers DP, Groovy Guava, Kraft, watercolor
Ink: same as paper, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
Accessories: sponge, glassy glaze, aquapainters, embossing powder, heat gun