This is a card I thought that I couldn't make. This month over on the Hero Arts blog the challenge is Birthdays & Stamped Envelopes with a technique on layering.
Now I guess you are wondering why I thought I couldn't make it. Well about 90% of it was self doubt & 10% not having the right kind of stamps (ie non clear stamps). But I decided to take my own advice & try it (that's what I'm always telling Em). Do you know what? I am so pleased with the final result. I was originally disappointed with the way the leaves where blurred on the background. As you all probably know Distress Inks & clear stamps don't do that well together. But after letting it dry I decided that the blurry leaves just added that bit extra to overall look. I'm also not a huge fan of oranges & yellows. I mean I do like them, I just never seem to use them much. I really like the background piece on the tree as well. It reminds me of clouds in the sky behind the tree. For the leaves on the tree I used my Copics, just to get that definition & to tie the leaves on the background to the foreground.
Well thanks for stopping by & happy crafting everyone xoxoxoxo