I ended up making TWO cards. I'm going to show the second card I made first.
Safe. This is my "safe" entry. It's neat and tidy and uses Honey, White, and Slate. It also uses a stamp from CTMH's "Scrapbook Statements--Women." And I can't forget to mention the "D'vine Swirl" Cuttlebug folder.
See how I used sandpaper to reveal the white inner core of CTMH's cardstock?
But I don't always play it safe when it comes to card making. To me, cards are my own personal artistic expression.
Here's the card I made first.
This first card, my "Risk" card, shows one leaf set apart in "Honey" from the other "Cocoa" ones. The curves of the sentiment banner remind me of Marilyn's curves.
After dry embossing the "Leafy Branch" Cuttlebug image, I used brayers to ink the leaves.
Inking tip: When using the brayer to ink dry embossed images, consider the space between the raised portions. If it is toooooo much space, ink will find it's way onto parts of the paper you don't want it. That's why I used some sticky notes in certain places--to ensure a clean paper.
(Well, some people will like the safe choice better and some people with like the risky one. Which one do YOU like better?)
Special thanks to the ladies at Color My Heart for asking me to participate in this special way. And thank you, too, for taking the time to stop by this post. I appreciate YOU!