Monday, October 27, 2014

Just Wanted to Say

I raided the Scrap Stash big-time for this one . . .

 . . . and fell in love with one of Jennifer McGuire’s techniques all over again.  I think she calls it “Layered Embossed Resist” and it makes wonderful backgrounds.  On this card, I used it on the layer just beneath the banner.  Here’s how:

Stamp a text background using either a pigment ink (heat dry but do not emboss) or dye ink.  I used white ink, but a soft brown works well on white or cream cardstock.

Using VersaMark, over-stamp an overall floral pattern and clear emboss.

Sponge on Distress inks with a swirling motion, and then wipe with a paper towel to remove the excess ink from the embossed areas.

Done!   You get texture, glimmer, and a two-tone text background that looks complex but is very quick and easy to do..

Cardstock:               Marcos Jute, scraps from my Scrap Stash
Stamps:                    Simon Says Sketchy Banner Greetings “Just
                                    wanted to say”
Inks:                           Distress Wild Honey, Gathered Twigs, VersaMark,
                                     Gold marker
Emb Powder:          Ranger Clear
Dies:                          Simon Says Sketchy Banners, Cheery Lynn Lace
                                    Corner Deco B
Emb Folder:             Cuttlebug Mesh
Doo Dads:                Viva Paper Pen Walnut Brown

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