I started off knowing that I wanted to use one of the beautiful Small Red Mulberry Skeleton Leaves from the add-ons section. From there, I decided that the leaf should be framed in some way, so I applied VersaMark ink with a stencil brush to the border of the Thinking of You Dreamweaver Stencil. I taped off the sentiment in the middle, since that's where I wanted my leaf to be. Once I inked up the border, I heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder from Ranger.
Next, I applied Distress Oxide Inks to the background using an Ink Blending Tool. I used Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, and Frayed Burlap. There are many Distress Inks in the add-on section, but I only had these colors in the Oxide version, so I went with those. My embossed frame resists the ink, so you are able to see my cream cardstock underneath. I hit the cardstock with some drops of water, to get the ink to react, and then I heated it with my heat tool to speed up the drying process. Next, I added a simple "thank you" with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiments stamps. I attached my leaf with some liquid adhesive, and then I was done. I think this card has a simplistic elegance to it and I am so happy with the end result.
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