...to the rescue!
I wanted to make an autumn card for a very special friend recently and didn't have a template for the leaves I needed ...or did I??? My girls enjoy cake decorating and I had recently bought them a rather sweet silicone mould with an acorn and oak leaves. I realised that I could use my stampin up simply pressed clay in these to make my leaves:
Once the clay had dried I used ink in a spritzer to get the colour on (it ran into the cracks conveniently emphasising the veins), then built up the other colour using an aqua painter.(I did use a bit of surgical spirit (US=rubbing alcohol) in the spritzer too but I'm not sure it needed it, I just like the smell....) I then glazed it with crystal effects liquid to seal. Just love how that little acorn came out - this clay is just wonderful to use (not at all messy) and so versatile! For the card I used matching leaf stamp and die from the very pretty secret garden bundle, a sweet doiley and the happy birthday greeting from the new hostess set express yourself.
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