FCD, but elected to use one of the sayings and a leaf this time. The paper is from DCWV, Once Upon a Time theme, and is gorgeous. The picture really doesn't do it justice. The best part about it is I found the package at Big Lots for $5.00 (8 12X12 sheets).....not bad! But I digress. :)
The saying was stamped with versamark and black ink, then clear embossed, cut out with a nestability. (Inked the edges to help it show up better.) Then I pressed the whole thing into versamark and Utee'd it. I did this 3 times, let it cool and cracked it. Some brown distress ink (Adirondack brushed corduroy) was added so the cracks would show up; then back into the vesamark and Utee one last time to seal it. After cutting an oval donut with the nestibility I needed something to put behind the two, another piece of this paper had some writing on it and that was exactly what was needed to bring the two pieces together.
The leaves were stamped with versamark and embossed with Ranger Iridescent Ice, then I used a blue pen, then an embossing pen and some more "ice". I was trying to match the color of the swirlies on the paper. The bottom of the card is simply a piece of the paper border cut to fit, The stick pen was added to the bow just to see what it looked like, I liked it! I love the colors in this paper and I think the card turned out "just fine"! Thanks for taking a look!