I acquired a Ginkgo embossing folder last fall and really wanted to use it for this card . . . I also have a stamp from about 1998 or 1999 from Stamp Out Art that I bought at a stamp convention in Portland. Time to use them both together! I have a small fascination with Ginkgo trees. There were several on my college campus and my botany professor taught us that they are living fossils, the only species left in their Division. They also have male trees and female trees, not both genders on one tree. Your little botany lesson for the day!
I also played along with the card sketch from Stick It Down. I am on their design team for double page layouts, which is the post below that went live on September 9th.
- I had a scrap of paper that was spritzed with several Fireworks! colors that I used for the background strip. Fireworks! in Lady Bug, Tangelo, Dandelion, and Rich Cocoa give it a shimmery multi-hued look.
- Elizabeth Craft Designs Ginkgo embossing folder is used to pressure emboss, then Versa Fine in Vintage Sepia is rubbed over the surface to bring out the embossing.
- Three Ginkgo leaves are stamped on another section of the scrap with Vintage Sepia, then fussy cut.
- The happy Birthday sentiment is from Ms. Sparkle & Co from March of 2017. Sometimes you can find great stamps from the bargain bin at Joanns! It is stamped in Vintage Sepia.
- The sentiment is die cut with my Brother Scan N Cut. My new machine is used in almost every project now, so I think it was a good investment!
- A bit of mesh from my stash is layered under the Ginkgo embossed strip and also held down with dimensional foam adhesive that anchors the sentiment and leaves to the card.
(I did mention I have a thing for Ginkgo trees!)