I've been wanting to try the Ranger Distress Speciality Stamping paper for a while now. The smoothness reminds me very much of Yupo. I decided to use the Versamark ghosting technique shown over at the current CAS Mix Up (they're having a DT call!) to really test its uses and limits.
I stamped the tree ring in Versamark then sprinkled some Brushos and spritzed with water. Hold my breath time--could this paper handle spritzing? Yes? Would it warp? Barely! Dried in a hot minute too! I absolutely adore the results. Now the resist of the tree ring wasn't as defined as I had hoped with the Brushos, but, wow, it really showed up when I stamped the main image. And without having to heat emboss--brilliant!
As you can see I was also very much inspired by SIP #69 Fall in Love and Waffle Flower Photo Inspiration October 2016 (fall colors, nature, wheat).
The Details: Concord & 9th Tree Ring, Dark Brown, Sunburst Lemon and Orange Brushos, Hero Arts Sand to Chocolate Brown Ombre ink, Ranger Distress Speciality Stamping Paper, Gina Marie Big and Little Pierced Chain Rectangle die, Waffle Flower Wild & Free, Versamark, Stampendous Detail Fine White Embossing Powder, Bazzill Fig Swirl cardstock, We R Memory Keepers Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Candied Apple Distress Ink