- Ink up entire stamp in Desert Sand ink. Rub the stamp across the pad to get the streaked, bark-like effect.
- Ink up the leaves (or at least most of them) by pressing them into Olive ink.*
- Use a sponge dauber to pull ink off of the hearts.
- Huff (breathe) onto the stamp to activate the ink, and stamp onto Colonial White card stock.
- Use a (retired) Barn Red marker to color in the hearts.
*During our class, my friend Peg wanted autumn-colored leaves (and I unfortunately forget to snap a picture), but she used a sponge dauber to pull ink off of the leaves, then pressed them into Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, and Barn Red inks (in that order, lightest to darkest) to create beautiful fall foliage.
We stamped the "Family is Forever" sentiment by inking it up in Goldrush, then Autumn Terracotta, and then Barn Red ink, moving progressively across the stamp to create the fall/rainbow effect. I absolutely love doing this technique! Finally, we used pieces of the Pathfinding embellishments assortment, gold shimmer trim, and gold sequins to embellish our layout. I really love how it turned out!
I am linking up my layout to the Lasting Memories challenge #109 209, Autumn Colors. Thanks for letting me share the highlights of this year's family reunion with you!