Hoedown Challenge, I used a few different techniques (of MANY listed) at the Splitcoast Stampers technique resources page: Gamsol Magic, Dazzling Diamond Dust, and Crinkled Cardstock.
There are several more techniques I think I need to try. :) I go through long periods of time attempting to avoid the Splitcoast Stampers site. I can get lost for hours/days with all the AMAZING and FUN things to find there.
I first attempted the Dazzling Diamond Dust Technique using clear glittery embossing powder and a beaded circles nestabilities die cut. I used ink pads to color the beaded part brown and the inner circle green. I ccovered this with embossing ink then sprinkled glittery embossing powder and used my heat gun. But in the process I think it caught on fire...just briefly. LOL! Anywho, I ended up not liking the beaded circle. So, I cut out the center circle (sentiment), and used the beaded part down the left side of the card. :)
|close-up of Dazzling Diamond Dust|
|Close-up of crinkled cardstock|
|Close-up of Gamsol Magic|
Stamps: Hambo Stamps-Snail Rake-digi
Dies: Sizzix-leaf #4, Nestabilities-Beaded Circle, Scalloped Circle
Punch: Mary Uchida-leaf