With the sparsely-leafed trees looking more like winter than fall, I thought I would throw out a leaf card. Embossed and diecut, I think these leaves look quite antique-y.
Retired now, both the stamp set and the dies that coordinate with them stamps, I plan on hanging onto these leaves forever. Another retired item I used in this card -- and I dearly wish Stampin' Up! would bring this back! -- is the embossing powder. It is PEWTER!
Of all the embossing powders we've carried, at least, since 2005, when I became a demonstrator, the Pewter Embossing Powder is the most elegant. Well, in my humble opinion. When I found out it was retiring, I grabbed up an extra jar of it. So, every once in awhile I will bring it out to use to MY heart's content.
I stamped the leaves in VersaMark ink onto a parchment paper cardstock in an ivory to further ensure the antiqued look. Although these photos do not capture the true beauty of the embossing, I tried to enhance it a little with the following two closer images.
I'm really not certain what I'm trying to accomplish with this blog post. Maybe I just wanted to extend that autumn feel a bit longer? We had sporadic snow and wind in the past few weeks, which had really done a number on our beautiful autumn trees. As I said in the beginning of the post, the trees -- with a few exceptions of straggly dead leaves remaining -- the trees around here resemble winter trees more than anything. I really don't want fall to leave!