More shimmery leaves

I have a couple more shimmery leafy cards to share today. I created these with leaf stamps from Darkroom Door and Shimmerz spray paints. The panel started out as a square that I intended to turn into a large square card but when it was complete I decided to slice it up!

I began by stamping the two smallest leaf stamps from the Darkroom Door ‘fine leaves’ set in gold ink on hot pressed watercolour paper. I stamped in gold so I could see where I had stamped, versamark makes it tricky to do that. After I had filled three quarters of the panel I embossed with gold powder and started spritzing the panel with heliotrope shimmerz spritz spray. Can I point out right how that heliotrope’s full name is ‘Walking a Tight Heliotrope’ Shimmerz Spritz Spray! I also spritzed with Bamboo Leaf shimmerz spritz spray and let them blend and pretty much flood the panel. I dried it before adding more spray a couple of times then splattered some droplets over the dried panel.

I wanted the leaves to stand out just a tiny bit more so I used a dark blue and an olive green pencil to shade around each leaf so they appear to be lifting slightly off the paper. Once I’d decided to create two cards I matted both panels in gold shimmer cardstock and added embossed sentiments.

The chipped sapphire ink was exactly what I needed for the little sentiment above so I stamped in versamark first then over the top with chipped sapphire which made it possible to emboss in clear powder and get a blue sentiment.



Stamps: fine leaves (DD), all occasions (DD)

Ink: versamark, chipped sapphire, encore gold

Shimmerz Sprays: Walkin’ on a tight Heliotrope, Bamboo Leaf

Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, neenah natural white,  gold shimmer cardstock

Also: WOW gold metallic rich embossing powder, Faber Castell polychromos pencils

10 Comments on “More shimmery leaves”

  1. thecraftycigale says:

    These are really beautiful. So elegant and versatile. Thank you for the shading tip, l’d never have thought of doing that.
    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

  2. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    Really beautiful. Those darkroom Door Fine Leaves and Flowers are wonderful to us. Love the shimmery spray look. Thank you.

  3. Pat says:

    These two colour sprays are beautiful over the gold of the leaves Heather and finished perfectly layered on to the gold card. Two gorgeous cards. x

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  5. Jeanne says:

    I love this one for Father’s Day!

  6. memalagene says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the falling leaves with the shimmers background!

  7. colleen moore says:

    So almost ethereal beautiful

  8. Jan Castle says:

    Beautifully done Heather…would love a video on this one to see exactly how you did it!!!

  9. Frances Sheegog says:

    I love the effect of adding the colored pencil shadow to your leaves. It really gives the appearance of dimension. Beautiful cards…as always!

  10. maureenchandler says:

    These cards are absolutely beautiful – thank you so much!!

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