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Planted Paradise Leaf Collection

I recently sorted my stamp sets.  I took out sets that were retiring (Last Chance List here) and from the remaining sets I also separated out sets that haven't seen much ink.   Planted Paradise was one of the sets that was inkless.  I am not sure why I never inked this one up.  It was time for me to use it and it was the perfect stamp set to pair with the background I created using the Leaf Collection (debuting in the 2024-25 Annual Catalog) background stamp.  


I have been playing around with different techniques and thought the Leaf Collection would be perfect to use with the Joseph's Coat Technique.   Here's a quick summary of how I made the background.

  • Basic White CS -4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Randomly apply Shy Shamrock (new 2024-26 In Color), Shaded Spruce, & Pretty Peacock ink with Blending Brushes
  • Rub an Embossing Buddy over the color blended CS
  • Ink up the Leaf Collection Background stamp with Versamark ink and stamp it on the CS
  • Apply Clear Embossing Powder.  Flick off any excess powder
  • Heat Emboss
  • Rub a Tuxedo Black Memento pad over the entire surface
  • Buff off any excess ink.  

It is so fun to see the colors come through once you buff off the Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  

  • Card Base-Basic Black CS 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Shy Shamrock layer 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Cut down the Basic White CS to 3-3/4" x 5".
  • Used the Deckled Circle dies and the Spotlight on Nature dies for the circles.
  • The sentiment is from the Country Birdhouse stamp set.
  • The vase (Memento Tuxedo Black ink) leaves in Shaded Spruce and Shy Shamrock are from the Planted Paradise set and fussy cut.
  • The gems are from the Tinsel Gems Four Pack.
  • The Shy Shamrock ribbon is the 3/8" Bordered Ribbon.


Inside another planter full of leaves.  After playing with this set I think it is full of possibilities and look forward to making more cards with it.  


Thank you for stopping by.  Are there techniques you would like me to try and share?  Let me know!






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