I won't go into detail about membership, but I will say I am happy with the quality and choices. As a matter of fact I did decide to purchase the wreath stamp that I am posting today.
I used a few different greens to stamp the wreath and then a few different greens to stamp the extra small fir branch. As usual my photo's do not do it justice. I used Red Satin Versafine for the bow and then dried everything with the heat gun. Next I took an embossing pen and dotted and scribbled in a few places before I sprinkled gold embossing powder and heat set that. The gold stripe was actually a stamp but for some reason my Versamark pad, even though freshly re-inked, will not give an even stamping. I am wondering if the foam has broken down?
I decided to use the embossing pen and a ruler and fill in the places that did not stamp and also added the sentiment. (GinaK) I added more embossing ink in spots on the ribbon and balls trying to get more blotchy so that it was not so exact.
I mounted the watercolor panel onto a GinaK card weight ivory cardstock. I LOVE GinaK paper and am getting ready to place an order for more. Have I told you about the lost order of paper from GinaK, when they sent it to my old address and the jerks there, kept it? Grrrr! I hope they run out of tp and have to use it for that. *smile*
Here is yet another view;
Adding this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge... Theme; Anything Goes