Hi all, well I was playing around and with some of my stamps etc. and came up with this technique.......I'm not sure if anyone else has tried it or even if they have a tutorial out there somewhere, but I thought it would be great to show you all!!! My card will be shown at the end, along with all the products I used for it. I hope you all enjoy it..........so, onto the tutorial.
Supplies needed for theTutorial:
Smooth White Cardstock, I used the X-press It Blending Cardstock
Hero Arts Clings- Happy Definition & Classic Fabric Design
Ranger Ink Blending Tool with Foam
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive & Walnut Stain
Tsukineko Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger Heat It Tool or other heat tool
Step 1: Ink up Happy Definition with the Versamak ink, stamp it on the white cardstock. Use the clear EP (Embossing Powder) and emboss with your heat tool.
Step 3: Now before we do the next part make sure that the distress inks are completely dry, otherwise you will have the EP stick to the distress ink. (and yes, I learned the hard way....lol...) Ink up the Fabric Design stamp with the Versamark ink and stamp it over the Happy Definition embossed stamping, apply the clear EP and heat emboss this. I hope you can see how it looks in the photo.
Here's a close up of it.....................
So that's it.....I really love this technique, I hope you have fun playing!!! Also, you can experiment with various stamps and colours, just remember that you want to use the darkest ink colour last, as it should be dark enough to cover all the other colours you have used. There's so much you can do with this technique, you could use just blues or purples etc., or try it with 2 different colours of EP.
Well I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, if you have any questions please feel free to leave them in the comments section and I will do my best to answer you ASAP.
Now onto how the card looks............
Cardstock: X-press It Blending Cardstock, Brown Cardstock
Stamps & Dies: Hero Arts Clings- Happy Definition & Classic Fabric Design, Justrite Happy Everything Tag Making Kit, Justrite Nested Frames Dies
Ink: Versamark Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive & Walnut Stain
Misc.: EK Success Binding Edge Punch, Ranger Ink Blending Tool with Foam, Tsukineko Clear Embossing Powder, Ranger Heat It Tool, Brown Grosgrain Ribbon, Pink Rhinestones
So all I did to finish the card was use the punch down the side, stamped and cut out the sentiment and tag, then added some bling and the ribbon and bow.
I did do another card with the same technique, but I used the new Heartfelt Creations stamps, Daisy Patch Background & Stained Glass Background instead, here's how it turned out..............
So that's it for this post..........I'm still waiting for the warm weather to come..........lol........it doesn't look like I'm going to get my wish anytime soon!!! :) So until next time.......................
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