After three days of struggle with a neat layout idea that I thought would work, it was time to admit that the stars were not aligned and I needed to start over again . . .
. . . so I did. My one trick to pass along to you is about getting an intricate die cut like the pumpkin to take the ink and then the embossing powder evenly. My first attempts to ink the pumpkin prior to embossing left a lot of un-inked areas due to the uneven surface of the Bristol cardstock. So I used a lovely liquid metallic colorant to first paint the pumpkin a lovely brass/gold color. I then inked the pumpkin with a brayer and gold ink, and then scattered on the embossing powder. Because of the gold paint, any areas that were missed will never be noticed.
Cardstock: Unknown Burgundy, Marcos Jute, Strathmore #100 Bristol
Stamps: Technique Junkies Travel Documents, Impression
Obsession “Pumpkin”, Purple Daisy Sand
Inks: ColorBox Gold, Distress Brushed Corduroy
Colorants: Jacquard Pinata Brass
Emb Pwdr: Ranger Gold, WOW Gold Rich Ultra High
Dies: Cottage Cutz Filigree Pumpkin, Bo Bunny Nested Terrific
Tags, Gina Marie Stitched Rounded SquaresDoo Dads: Gold fiber, Pilot Marker Gold