So today I have stepped completely out of my comfort zone with this card. After going to Telford Onstage Live Event all the swaps I received made me realise that I needed to try new techniques to challenge myself.
So I sat down at my crafting desk and played with some inks and gold heat embossing and this is the card I came up with.
At first I was extremely nervous to dab ink over my card in such a messy way, but the more I played the more I realised I could achieve a completely different result. I then started to enjoy this new technique and am completely sold on it. I love my gold heat embossing around the edges of my Whisper White card.
The Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set is one of my absolute favourites and I feel like stroking it every day. Do you ever feel like that about any of your crafting products?
So how did I create it you are asking. I used a sponge dauber and rubbed Sweet Sugarplum ink (a new colour to be launched on the 1st June 2016) all over my Whisper White Card, don’t go to dark though! Then I used my Rich Razzleberry Ink and stamped on my leaf and splodge pattern using the stamps in the Awesomely Artistic Set. Afterwards I gold heat embossed the long stamp pattern all around the border of my card. Fab, don’t you think?
I did the same technique on a smaller piece of Whisper White card and gold heat embossed the beautiful flower pattern stamp. I am just over the moon with the way it turned out.
The dragonfly finishes my card off. I stamped this on a separate piece of card using my two ink colours and also onto a small piece of vellum. I then fussy cut them all out and layered them on top of each other so the wings had added lift. Then of course, it can flutter away. I decided not to put any sentiments on my card as I didn’t feel it needed it. I shall add a sentiment on the inside of my card when I need a special occasion card.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today and Happy Crafting.
Independent UK Stampin’ Up Demonstrator
Stampin’ Up products used and showcased
Rich Razzleberry Cardstock cut at 11 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ (29.3 x 14.6 cm)
Whisper White Cardstock cut at 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″(14 cm x 14 cm)
Whisper White Cardstock cut at 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (13.4 x 13.4 cm)
Smaller Piece in Bottom Corner
Rich Razzleberry Cardstock – cut at 3 x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm)
Whisper White Cardstock – cut at 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (7.3 x 7.3 cm)
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