The Touches of Texture stamp set is REALLY AWESOME. It’s one of those stamp sets that you look at, and the more you think about it, the more ways you realize you can use it. It’s not only got pretty floral stamps, but lots and lots of fun background stamps such as the splatter on my card below.
This is another card that I completed as part of Kimberly Van DiePen’s September Challenges. This time, we were suppose to use heat embossing (one of my favorite techniques!)
I decided that I would break out my new copper embossing powder for this project. Copper is a perfect color for Autumn cards. I used it to emboss all the flowers and the sentiment on my card.
Here’s a little tip. For embossing with metallics such as gold or copper, I actually found that I get better results when I use Soft Suede ink rather than Versamark! However, to use a water based ink such as Soft Suede, you need to be very quick. Stamp and immediately cover the ink with embossing powder. I found that when I use Soft Suede ink, the image is very clear, especially intricate stamps such as the flowers below.
For my background, I stamped the splatters multiple times using both Delightful Dijon and Blushing Bride ink.
Then, to color my flowers, I filled my Aqua Painter with rubbing alcohol. This allowed me to watercolor on Whisper White cardstock without having the paper pill. I squeezed my stamp pads and then used the ink that pooled in the lids. If you don’t want to get your ink pad lid messy, you can also stamp some ink on an acrylic block and use that to watercolor.
I created these fun frames with the Layering Squares Framelits Dies. When doing this, cut the inside square first. That makes it easy to center the larger square around the first one.
To finish off my card, I twisted some Copper Metallic Thread around my fingers and adhered it under the flower square. Then, I added some random pearls.
In this close up view, you can see how pretty the watercoloring technique turns out.
Supplied used on my card: