Friday, August 15, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 4 (Card 2)

I decided to make a second card based on this days teachings and chose Marion Vagg's technique.

Paper: cardstock (PTI); watercolour paper
Ink: various distress inks; Versamark
Stamps: HA Tweed Background stamp; HA Everyday Sayings; HA Thanks a Bunch
Other: White Embossing Powder; PTI Die

The background stamp is heat embossed using white embossing powder onto watercolour paper.  I  then put various distress inks onto my craft sheet, spritzed with water and painted them on with a paintbrush.  (Pinterest is a great resource for someone like me who is not good with colours!  I typed in "colour combinations" in the search block and found what I wanted).

I then die cut the "window" and after cutting up a sentiment stamp and combining one piece with another sentiment from a different set I stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The panel was then mounted with dimensional tape.

Nice quick card.  I don't often use black as a card base but it does work well with white heat embossing.

So yes, it's weekend again, and the clock keeps ticking and time keeps moving forward and I wonder if I will ever get it all done in my lifetime!

Have a fabulous weekend and thank you to those who have been kind enough to take the time to leave me some comments, I always enjoy reading each one!

4 comments:

joy said...

Hi, Brenda! I love the colors you used here and the black does accentuate the white embossing beautifully. Great card.

Enjoy your weekend!

Lisa said...

BEEEEutiful card Brenda! That black background makes everything else say WOW!

Pam W Merwin said...

Really love how this turned out - beautiful background!

Rosemary said...

wonderful card... the black card base really makes the colors pop!