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I love combining the polished stone technique with my leaf stamp by Rubbernecker. For those of you who may not know what this technique is, I applied a few drops of various inks (I used Ranger Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Wild Honey, and Rusty Hinge) onto a piece of felt attached to my blending tool. I added a sparing amount of Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution and then dabbed this all over a piece of glossy card stock. I even added a few extra drops of the Crushed Olive directly to my card stock and then added a few more drops of the Blending Solution. It really is a beautiful way to color fall leaves. Obviously, I then fussy cut the leaves so I could adhere them to the corner of my More Mustard card stock. I used a fern background stamp, also by Rubbernecker, on my More Mustard base. I used a Long Rectangle Nestability to cut the frame out of the More Mustard base. I wanted to use Cajun Craze card stock to mat my frame, but I wouldn't have had enough room for my sentiment. Therefore, I sponged Rusty Hinge Distress Ink around the frame opening. I the adhered the white sentiment panel to the back of the More Mustard panel with dimensionals to give it depth. The brown wrinkle ribbon is from Sharon's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
Please visit the CCEE Stampers' blog to see what my teammates created and to get the details on how to join our challenge!
Supplies I used:
Stamps: Fern leaf bg, Maple leaf, and sentiment by Rubbernecker
Paper: More Mustard, Glossy White, White
Ink: Versafine Black; Stampin' Up More Mustard; Ranger Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge
Accessories: Long Classic Rectangle Nestability, blender tool, Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution, dimensionals, sponge dauber, brown wrinkled ribbon