Today’s card has new products and a new technique. The technique is not new, just I have not used it in years. To be truthful, I have always been a little afraid to try it. I worry about messing up my stuff. And that sounds silly even saying it!!
First, let me say that I made this card for the Global Design Project Challenge. It is a CASE the designer challenge. Here is the challenge card.
My new technique is the adding of ink to the inside of the embossing folder. It has been around for a number of years. But I have never tried it. I always worried about messing up my folder. But today I was brave and gave it a try. Silly Me!!! it was a piece of cake to clean up. So please do not be like me, be brave and just go for it!!
Here is a close up of the texture and how the color only is on the “high” points.
I should have said earlier that my color inspiration came from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. Then is decided I wanted more texture behind the focal point. So off I went to look at embossing folders. I have not used the Painted Texture Folder previously. I cannot answer as to why not because I purchased it immediately. Duh!!
Anyway, all of that led me to the colors and the background texture. I stamped my Petal Pink Ink on the inside top layer of the embossing folder and then ran it through the Cut & Emboss Machine. I was so excited with the results. I actually did two, as I tend to make two cards when I design one. After the second one, I took the folder to the sink and just ran water over the embossing folder. The ink ran right off and it was clean as could be. I cannot attest to any other brand of ink, but the Stampin’ Up! Ink ran right off.
My post is a bit disconbobulated today. I never mentioned the stamp set. I used the Wrapped Bouquet Bundle as the focal point. Several years ago there was a single stamp that looked similar to this one and I totally loved it. In this set, you can stamp the flowers and newsprint as one stamp and die cut or do it as two separate stamps and two separate dies. I used the two separate ones. I like the added dimension the folded newspaper gives.
For the banners I took scraps of Basic Gray and Petal Pink cut to different lengths. I then punched one end of them using the Banner Pick A Punch. I did the same with the White for the sentiment. The sentiment is from the Art Gallery stamp set. I finished everything with a couple of Champagne Rhinestone Jewels. They matched my color scheme perfectly.
Thank you for stopping in today. Please come back tomorrow for another new project.
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