I needed to make a card for an Honor Night for a male Deputy Instructor, with fall colors and a maple leaf theme my only guides. And as usual, I waited to the last minute and couldn’t find the leaf stamp I wanted. So I pulled out my Congrats set, and Very Versatile set and some cardstock that looked fallish only to discover one of the pieces of ‘cardstock’ was actually suede paper I had picked up from a local store to play around with. I stamped the images with Chocolate chip, More Mustard, Really Rust and Pumpkin Pie. And here is where I discovered that Suede paper moves. I had some shadows , very faint and very short but shadows nonetheless of the end of the stems on 3 of the flowers . What to do? I took out my chocolate chip marker and turned the shadows into grid hashes and added an extra to balance. I then ran the marker around the suede paper to give a narrow mat effect. Not bad for a 10 min card.
Stamp sets: Congrats, Very Versatile
Classic Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: More Mustard
Accessories: Stampin’ Write markers