Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Monday, September 10, 2012

Fossilized Autumn Accent

I'm baaaack! I hadn't realized I took such a long break from blogging until I signed in here this morning to make this post. I have been really enjoying the summer and getting some things done around here and I guess just not being particularly creative. The past week or so I've been back to stamping more, so I have some new stuff to share. Today I have a masculine birthday card I created using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and the Faux Fossil Technique.

I just love the new Woodgrain Embossing Folder...I've been wanting an EF like this for quite some time! The Timber Wheel is also great...and works perfectly with this die and EF.

The Faux Fossil technique is a lot of fun...and so easy! I taught this at my Faux Much Fun Class yesterday and the ladies loved it! Besides your card stock & ink, all you need is a plastic page protector...
  • Cut off the bottom & one side seam (keep the side with the 3 holes attached)
  • pick out 2 colors of ink and ink up color per side. (ink an area large enough to fit your card stock piece)
  • close the page protector and run hand along outside to blend colors. Air bubbles will form, and that's what will give you the fossil look.
  • Open page protector and insert two pieces of card stock (back to back) White or Vanilla works best.
  • Close the page protector and rub with fingers or a brayer to ink up your card stock.
  • Remove your two pieces of fossilized card stock and use as a background, stamp onto it or cut into shape as I did above.
I also added some sponging to my leaf to give it more of a vibrant fall color. Thanks to Carol at Crafty Cat for showing this great technique! I've been having lots of fun with it...and I hope you will as well!


Anonymous said...

Oh my this is so gorgeous Lynn!! I love it!!! :) TFS!

A Crafty Cat said...

Hi Lynn
What a gorgeous card, thank you for stopping by my blog, I am thrilled you like the technique :-)