Got a little stamping time today and my DGD is finally napping, so I can post. Truthfully, this is NOT a clean & simple card, although I did use the technique for today’s SCS CAS87 challenge…Faux Letterpress. I have used this before but never knew it actually had a name! You can find directions on the SCS site, but basically, you ink up the flat inside of your plastic embossing folder (as you run your hand over either side, the one that is NOT raised is the one you ink up) either just by smooshing your inkpad over the plastic or using a brayer, then adding your cardstock and running it through your Big Shot. Be sure to wash it off afterwards! You get this cool effect:
I used the Stamping 411 sketch171 and a CB embossing folder of autumn words, inked with Cajun Craze. The layers are matted with Always Artichoke and embellished with leaves from Day of Gratitude, which I received at Regionals. The little brads are SU’s Vintage Trinkets…so cute. I also used my new Color Spritzer—which will take a little practice! I admired the shabbiness of Ann’s vintage creations, so I shabbied up the edges as well. Here’s the sketch:
I cheated a little, as my panels were bigger in order to get all the words in!!! Now, here’s my reason for late posting:
Be sure to come back for tomorrow’s ColourQ challenge!
- Stamps: Day of Gratitude
- Paper: Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Deck the Halls DP
- Ink: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
- Acc: Distressing Kit, Seam Binding, Autumn CB embossing folder; dimensionals, Vintage Trinkets, Color Spritzer