Sunday, June 28, 2020

Ginko Leaves

Hello All!

Are there certain images that you are drawn to?  I know that there are ones that I 'just have to have'.  This beauty, Ginko Spray, from Impression Obsession was one of those images.  There is something about these leaves...

I decided to use this image for a neutral birthday card for the Impression Obsession Challenge, Birthday Wishes.  

Yes, this is quite abstract compared to my usual, but I felt the need to do something different.  I will most certainly get around to coloring this beauty with Copics at some point, but for today, it is all done with Distress inks, even the embossing.
I started with good old fashioned smooshing.  I used Evergreen Bough, Cracked Pistachio, Crushed Olive, Iced Spruce and Pine Needles Distress Inks.  I smooshed these colors, one or two at a time, onto my Ranger craft sheet, spritzed with water, and them pressed the Tim Holtz Watercolor Card into the droplets of ink.  I dried in between layers and did some water splattering along the way.
When I had a panel I liked, I stamped the image, Ginko Spray, using my MISTI (as I would be stamping it multiple times in the same place) with Pine Needles Distress Ink.  I painted with more Pine Needles Distress Ink that I had smooshed onto my mat.  I spattered more water onto the panel and stamped the image again for crisper lines.  I repeated this multiple times until I had a desired image and panel.  To make the outline image pop more, I stamped in Pine Needles Distress Ink and the heat embossed with Wow clear embossing powder.  Yes, I really did heat emboss with just distress ink.  You have to move fast and it isn't perfect, but it gave me the imperfect look I wanted.
The sentiment, from the The Skinny Stamp Set.  It was heat embossed with using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Wow Clear embossing powder.
The card was finished with a few sequins- Lucky Shamrock from Simon Says Stamp.

I am linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
In addition, I am linking up to Addicted to CAS- One Layer,
and also Festive Friday; I have used CAS design, One Layer Card, Monochromatic card, and birthday theme

For additional shopping links, see below.
Thanks for stopping by,

Lee Ann

Simon Says Stamp-
 Pine Needles Distress Ink
Evergreen Bough Distress Ink
Crushed Olive Distress Ink 
Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink
Iced Spruce Distress Ink
Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin 
Ranger Non Stick Craft Sheet 
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock


  1. CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Lee Ann!!!! I TOLD YOU, this was GORGEOUS!!!! ;)<3

  2. Such a stunning card Lee Ann! Thanks for explaining how you did the smooshed colors and water droplets background! We'd love to see you again at Festive Friday!
    Beth McCullough
    Festive Friday-DT


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