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!!


Stampin' Up!, Wrapped Bouquet, Art Gallery, Painted Texture, Jackie Beers


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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