Recently I was introduced to a (new to me) medium called Goosebumps. It's great for adding texture AND you can stamp with it because it acts as a resist. In the class I took we used it by distressing cardstock then spraying it on and we stamped a cute little dear with it and then distressed the rest of the cardstock. The effects you get is really cool weather you're using it to ad texture or using it as a resist and I couldn't wait to try it out at home with my solid leaf images from DeNami!
I wanted to keep my card simple but still give it some color so I inked up my wood grain dry embossing folder and placed a piece of cream cardstock inside then ran a brayer over it. By doing this I achieved a distressed inking look with no actual embossing. I then sponged a different ink along the edges and adhered it to a kraft cardbase. Using the Goosebumps (with the dobber, not the spray one) I "inked up" a solid leaf from the Solid Leaves set and stamped it on a panel of white cardstock. (Blogger Note: When stamping with Goosebumps, you MUST clean your stamp when you've finished stamping, you do not want this medium drying on your stamp!!) After the Goosebumps was dry I used orange & brown inks to color/distress the panel. Using the same brown ink I stamped my sentiment and then layered the finished panel on a lime green panel. I finished it off with some twine and button. I just love the results I got using the embossing folder and Goosebumps the way I did :)