Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winter Wonderland...

Isn't it funny how you can go up to your scrapping room with the intention of making a very specific card, and you come down an hour later having made two cards that were nothing like the one you originally had in your head?


This card was made using a technique I learned at my last Saturday Morning Club.  I love the effect it gives the background of the card.

You take a white piece of matte card stock (this is very important, since you get a different effect with glossy paper).  Versamark the design you want on the background - I used two different types of snowflake stamps - and then emboss with white, or iridescent ice or whatever color tickles your fancy.  I used both white and iridescent ice for a duel effect.  Then you take a sponge and the ink colors of your choice, and stamp all around the page.  The ink will not stick to the embossed surfaces, leaving them white or clear.  Rub the excess ink of the embossed parts with a paper towel and you have a beautiful textural effect.

I plan on using this technique many a time in the future.  Thanks Julie!

I will save the card for another post.  I also hope to finish the card I originally went upstairs to complete.  When it is done, I will post it.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland....

1 comment:

  1. Go WOMAN!!!! I am missing my crafty buddy. I love the card. We have to try this on glossy paper. TTYS :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B