Ack, totally forgot to post these yesterday for the first of the month! Bad DT member, BAD! Every month Creative Accents has a Stamp of the Month that they order in for club members at an extreme discount, and this month was my turn to play, yay! I got this lovely Ranger Melt Art Texture Treads stamp called "Scattered Leaves" in the mail from Tara:
along with some BoBunny papers and washi tapes to play around with. Now these texture treads aren't like normal stamps - they're made to work with UTEE, and you can either pour the UTEE right on to the stamp, or pour the UTEE into something and stamp into it with the Texture Tread. I don't have UTEE or a melting pot, so I thought there wouldn't be anything I could use the stamp for, but after playing around a bit, these are the two cards I came up with:
I was totally inspired by Jennifer McGuire's cards she made in this video, although mine looks nothing like hers! If you look at the image of the Texture Treads stamp up above, you'll notice that there are two sides to it, a positive and a negative. For this card I inked up the negative side with Perfect Medium ink, embossed with clear embossing powder, then rubbed two different colours of Distress Stain (Spiced Marmalade and Antiqued Bronze) over the whole panel. I then sprayed the panel liberally with water to blend the stain together. Then I pieced my card together using strips of washi tape and paper. I quite like the end result.
But I really love how this one turned out:
Same basic idea, only this time I inked up my panel first with the same colour stains, heat embossed the positive side of the stamp, then rubbed Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the whole panel. I love how the colours work so well with that BoBunny paper. See that little bit of lattice in the background? That's a new die from Spellbinders I got to play with too! Here's a close-up view:
Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed my Autumn cards! I think I will use this same idea to make some birthday cards, I have a few coming up soon and I am totally unprepared (as usual)!
P.S. - I just heard that my Cameo has shipped, and I cannot wait to get my hands on that sucker - sooooooo many ideas, woohoo!