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,
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