The ginkgo leaves are from the Beautifully Braided Stamp Set, and a late addition to my collection, but one I wish I’d had months ago! It’s a “Last-Chance” item, so order yours now while it’s still available. There’s a link at the bottom of this post that will take you to the entire list of “Last-Chance” items.

By Su Mohr for GDP; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Beautifully Braided Stamp Set, Last A Lifetime Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangles Dies, VersaMark; #heatembossing #beautifullybraided #lastalifetime #weddingcards #congratulationscards #congratscards #cardtechniques #weddings #handmadecards#handcrafted #diy #papercrafting #cardmaking #gingkoleaves

Embossed Ginkgo Leaves

 

The ginkgo leaves would be fabulous in any color, but I wanted to use the heat embossing technique, and keep it understated, for today’s wedding card.

I placed the ginkgo stamp on the Stamparatus and gave it a good coating of VersaMark, stamping on Thick Whisper White Cardstock. 

TIP: I coated the stamp a second time to make sure I got good coverage. The Stamparatus enabled me to stamp this a second time in the exact same spot.

Next, I sprinkled the image with White Powder, and set it with the Heat Tool.

 

Coloring was so much fun, because the raised lines keep the ink from the Stampin’ Blends contained. I used Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, and Soft Suede Ink for the buds.

I stamped the sentiment in the same, Soft Suede Ink, and used a Stitched Rectangles Die for cutting.

TIP: This photo will show you how I was able to make the die-cut narrower, by using a second die.

Before adhering my art piece to the Crumb Cake card base, I tied Linen Thread around, and gave it a little knot.

 

I was inspired by Global Design Project to create a wedding card.

 

Read about my May gifts:

First of all, this month’s Host Code gift is something I know you’ll want in your collection. It’s the new, fabulous, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder! I’ve already used it on a number of my cards, and it adds gorgeous texture. Just add my Host Code (DGMYPXET) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of May, and I will send the embossing folder to you in June.

 

Secondly, I’m having a drawing for two items: the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the Small Bloom Punch. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100.00 order in May.

 

This is Stampin’ Up’s list of retiring items, so click here, then click on “Last-Chance Products” in my store. Order those bundles now while you get the 10% savings, and earn the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder from me, plus a chance to win the Small Bloom Punch and Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set.

 

Last, but not least, if you are a customer of mine, you will be receiving the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog sometime in May, with ordering beginning June 3rd. The catalog happens to have a brand new stamp set (page 48) that coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch!

Thanks so much for stopping by! My birthday is in May, so I’m especially happy to have you celebrating with me.

 I gifted myself with a Stampin’ Up! pre-order yesterday, and I’m so excited to receive it! Demonstrators are able to order from the new catalog a month early. It’s easy to become a Demonstrator, and there’s no obligation to sell. You can just enjoy your 20% discount! Send me an email if this sounds like something you’d like to do.

You can also click “JOIN” if you’d like to learn more.

 

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


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