With all the heat we've had this summer, it's hard to imagine that fall is just around the corner. But the "back to school" ads on the television indicate that fall really is almost here! To celebrate (can you tell I have children???), I made this shiny Fall card featuring the Parker Alphabet die sets (both upper and lower case) and the Autumn Trees stamp.
I stamped the image on Parchment card stock with Rich Cocoa Memento ink. I then used a Versamark pen to randomly apply embossing ink to the leaves of the trees. I sprinkled Sticky Stuff embossing powder over the ink and heated with the Ranger Heat It embossing gun (this gun heats at a slightly lower temperature than a Marvy or Milwaukee heat gun, and you want to avoid over heating the powder or it won't be sticky. I sprinkled green glitter over the embossing powder and patted it with my finger to be sure it fully adhered. I brushed off the excess with a Sparkle Sweeper brush.
I then repeated the process - applying Versamark ink randomly over the leaves, including the leaves in the air and on the ground. I sprinkled with Sticky Stuff embossing powder, heated and then sprinkled with Copper glitter. I prefer this method to using 2-way glue or a Quickie Glue Pen because the Sticky Stuff holds the glitter better. This means less contamination to your glitter when you're using more than one color. A savings!!! I finished the card by cutting out the word Fall from Distressed Dots card stock and adhering to the bottom. This card is good for either a man or woman - especially since the glitter won't come off and get all over the place! Enjoy!!