Hello everyone, I hope your week is going well.
I'm playing along today in Impression Obsession's Challenge - Dies. I've been wanting to try out my new Cover a Card - Spider Web along with these fabulous leaf dies for a while and below is what I came up with.
When I was in the Netherlands this past Spring, I saw many 'non-Halloween' card samples by Miranda at the Posthumas Stamp Shop using this Spider Web background stamp. I fell in love with the texture & delicate design and realised that I 'needed'' it, but they were sold out. I ended up ordering directly from IO while still on vacation and finally I've inked it up.
Impression Obsession Stamps: CC141 CAC Spider Web & C3534 All Seasons (Quote)
Impression Obsession Die Set: DIE030-S Leaves Die Set - (5 in the set)
I started with Festive Berries and Ripe Persimmon Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block technique (add inks to acrylic block or sheet, spritz with water and apply to paper) for the background. I let it dry and then added the remaining ink which created the spots. I really like how these two colours blended. Next I stamped the Spider Web background with Festive Berries DI using IO's Mega Mount.
I die cut the leaves several times & using three from the set I made an arrangement over the background. The dies are high quality, they cut like a charm. I coloured them with Persimmon, Berries, Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint Distress Inks. I bent them a little to create more dimension and painted over top with Smooch Ink - Illuminate (which made it harder to photograph). I added a charm and red rhinestones from my stash.
The quote is a favourite of mine as I love the Autumn Season.