I saw a beautiful technique the other day on Debbie Henderson’s blog (Debbie’s Designs), and I just had to try it and show you. (Debbie is one of the demonstrators that designs for Paper Pumpkin Gurus – see more about this group on my Paper Pumpkin tab.)
I changed the colors, stamp set, and design of the card from the one Debbie created, but I used the same basic technique. The technique involves creating a background with a brayer, then using clear embossing powder to emboss resist. For my card, I used the Crazy About You stamp set and Hello You Thinlits Dies. (These two items come in a bundle at 15% off.)
To create my background, I started out by inking my brayer with So Saffron ink. Instead of rolling the brayer across the whole paper, I just rolled it a little bit to make small stripes. I randomly placed these stripes all over my Whisper White card stock.
Next, I did the same thing with Pear Pizzazz ink. This time, after adding the stripes, I rolled the brayer (without re-inking) across the whole paper to make sure there was a little color everywhere.
Finally, I added some Old Olive stripes with my brayer. I was careful not to add too many of these so the paper stayed relatively light in color.
Afterwards, I rubbed an embossing buddy over the whole paper.
Next, I randomly stamped the Crazy About You leaf stamp in Versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.
Then, I used a sponge to apply Mossy Meadow ink. I used a circular rubbing motion over the whole card. I also sponged some Soft Suede ink around the edges.
I have to admit that the rest of my card was not that creative. I made this on April 15th, and I was in a hurry so I could go help my husband on the last day of tax season. Looking back, I did a very similar card (an Easter card a couple weeks ago.) I promise to try a little harder to come up with something more original in future posts.
I used the Crazy About You stamp set to stamp multiple flowers using So Saffron ink on So Saffron paper, and Rose Red ink on Rose Red paper. Then, I used either the Flower Medallion punch or scissors to cut out the flowers and layer them. However, before I layered them, I sponged the So Saffron flowers with Crushed Curry ink, and the Rose Red flowers with Rich Razzleberry ink.
Because I didn’t want to cover up my pretty background paper, I used Vellum paper to stamp the sentiment.
I love the Crazy About You stamp set! Between all the sayings in that set and the Hello You Thinlits, there are loads of combinations … something for every occasion.
Supplies used on my card:
Check back on Saturday for a new project!