There was a time when I thought I had to know exactly where I was going with a card's design before I could actually sit down and make it happen. Those constricted days are long gone, thank heavens. They were exhausting. It's a lot more fun to pick an element I like and just run with it . . .
This one started out with a sponged panel in green and blue, over which I gold embossed the leafy background. The Muse took a little while to produce the other elements (she drags her feet a lot), but they eventually came together very peacefully. The part I like best is the finish on the gold embossing powder - instead of the usual smooth and shiny look, this powder cures to a textured appearance that looks like hammered gold. I love it so much that I bought an 8 ounce jar so that I would never run out!
Cardstock: Bazzill Admiral, Strathmore Soft White
Stamps: Impression Obsession Greenery
Inks: ColorBox Gold, Distress Chipped Sapphire, Pine Needles
Emb Powder: Ranger Gold
Dies: Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges, Memory Box
Timberland Collage, Cottage Cutz Birch Trees and Deer,
Spellbinders You & Me
Doo Dads: Pilot Marker Gold