I haven’t posted a card in a while, so I thought I would stop by quickly today to share this simple one I made using some older stamps that I had in my stash. You can still find these on Amazon and eBay, but I’m pretty sure they fit the “retired” category I’m going for on Wednesdays.
I inked up both of my cheap acrylic stamps with Versamark ink, stamped them onto some Early Espresso cardstock from Stampin’ Up, and gave them a coating of Zing gold glitter embossing powder. The sketchy fall kitty is from the “Fall Fields” set by Inkadinkado and the sentiment is taken from TPC Studio’s “Autumn Harvest” set. I had seen a pretty fall place setting on Pinterest that I loved and it used browns, teals, and golds, so I mounted the whole panel on some teal glimmer paper from DCWV.
To add the bow, I just pierced holes on either side of my kitty and wrapped the card front with some gold metallic twine from Two Berry Creative. I kinda like how it turned out to look like a horizon line behind him. The enamel bow is from My Mind’s Eye…I colored over it with a teal Copic to get that sketchy dark outline and give it a little more emphasis.
Overall, I’m not thrilled with the glitter embossing powder…but these have been pretty popular again lately so I thought I would try it out. It’s probably not something I’ll use again except for edging or backgrounds (especially since it’s almost as messy as regular glitter!).
I’ll be back on Friday with a freebie, and hopefully later today or tomorrow to post the project that was supposed to go up on the Silhouette blog (and here) on Monday!