Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway
You should have arrived here from one of the most fabulous card makers I know; Aga, truly a hard act to follow and I am a little bit star struck.. 🤩 but let's jump right in.
Gingko trees are so beautiful and the Sweet Gingko Stamp Set has some lovely branches and leaves. This is a layering set; the branches also stamp the detail layer of the the leaves and there is a solid layer for the leaves.
For my first card I imagined the illusion of gingko leaves creating shadows in the sunlight so I stamped and over stamped the solid leaf stamps all over a white A2 white card base in all four inks in the Green Valley collection of Altenew Crisp Inks: Mountain Pine, Shadow Creek, Grass Field and Firefly. The resulting panel looks a bit like camouflage which is exactly what I intended.
Before heat embossing the gold elements I made sure the panel was completely bone dry! I stamped "Merci" from the Carpe Diem set and the detail leaf layer in embossing ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.