Hello everyone! It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge. This time we needed to make a card using flowers or leaves with a technique.
When I saw this, I knew exactly what I wanted to try. It is called Duoprinting with Chlorophyll. This is where you take a real leaf and run it through your Big Shot to get an image. It is so easy and so fun.
The first leaf I tried was a Silver Maple. This is the tree that is in front of my cottage. It worked pretty well but the image was not strong enough. Apparently different leaves have a different amount of water in them. Too much water makes a mess (I know! I tried that too) and too little water doesn’t leave a deep enough impression. The Silver Maple might have worked in the spring but now it is Fall and I think it is not as moist as it could be. Next I tried a purple Aster. That made a mess. Then I found a teeny fern growing underneath my lilac bushes. I worked perfectly! I tried to find a bigger fern but there were none to be found.
To make this card, take a piece of copy paper and fold it in half. This protects your Big Shot and plates. Next place a piece of cardstock inside the copy paper with a leaf or leaves on top. If you would like two images, place another piece of cardstock on top of the leaves. Close the top of the copy paper over the cardstock and run it through your Big Shot. It is that simple.
If you would like to see a video on this technique click HERE. That will take you to Splitcoaststampers where Lydia Fiedler made a tutorial.
The stamp I used is from the September Paper Pumpkin kit. That is the great thing about Paper Pumpkin. You can use the stamps over and over.