Blue Ribbon Winner #2:
This layout was an update of a card I posted awhile ago. I love using skeleton leaves because they take color well and they are so beautiful. They are, however, a little bit on the fragile side and adhering them is difficult as there's so much open space that it's hard to hide the glue . . .
My solution was to cut out leaf shapes from the same cardstock I used for the background. Then I pressed these cardstock leaves against a sheet of Therm-O-Web's Sticky Dots to transfer the glue dots. This was topped with the skeleton leaf which was pressed into place with a piece of non-stick release paper so that I wouldn't lose any of the tackiness of the glue dots. I then sprinkled extra fine glitter over the two leaves and pressed this into place before tapping off the excess. I was left with a sheer shimmer that I hope the camera is kind enough to pick up . .
Cardstock: Bazzill Dark Butter, Raven, The Paper Cut watercolor paper
Stamps: Club Scrap Feather, Stamper Anonymous Skeleton Leaf
Inks: Distress (ink pad and stain) Brushed Corduroy, Stampin’ Up
Always Artichoke, Archival Jet Black
Emb Powder: Vippies Transcendence
Dies: Tim Holtz Labels, Tattered Lace Everyday Sentiments:
Doo Dads: Past Time Stamps Ultra Fine Glitter, 3/8” Green ribbon,
1/8” Gold ribbon, skeleton leaves