To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! Just leave a comment on any of the eight design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the four new February stamp sets! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify) You have until midnight Mountain time on Friday, February 1st to leave a comment. Please check all design team blogs on Saturday, February 2nd to see if you are one of the lucky winners.
- Emily Leiphart [You are here.]
- Heidi Van Laar
- Kalyn Kepner
- Karolyn Loncon
- Kim Kesti
- Laura Bassen
- Laurie Schmidlin
- Teri Anderson
Today, I'm featuring the Leafy Greens stamp set along with one of its coordinating dies, the Hickory Leaf Die. It's been a while since I made my own background so I decided to approach this in a way I hadn't done before. I die cut a bunch of the leaves and embossed them with a woodgrain folder. Then I embossed the background and adhered all the leaves in place. After finishing the background and adhering it to the card base, I die cut the banner from Flag Tag Dies and adhered two glittery chevrons from Hot Spots Small Set 1. I stamped the hickory leaf flat, adhered it to the banner and attached both to the textured base with foam tape. The sweet little sentiment is from Birthday Sampler, another one of the new releases this month.
Thinking back on the process, I realized that I probably could've created my background flat and put the entire piece in the embossing folder to save time. Ha! What a dodo moment. Next time I'll know better. I don't know if the impression would be the same but it would be good to try. I could save myself two hours or so. LOL!
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