Sunday, February 15, 2009

True Friend card

I've had this True Friend stamp set a long time and rarely use it. I love the blossoms and wanted to use them in the background. The card base is So Saffron, layered up with More Mustard, then the glossy background. The technique on the background is called emboss resist. Here's how it was done:

I brayered the glossy card stock with So Saffron ink. Then I stamped the large blossoms in VersaMark and embossed them with clear E.P. I stamped a few other flowers in More Mustard ink, then brayered again with the So Saffron ink over it all. I rubbed the excess ink off the embossed flowers, then I took a sponge dauber and added More Mustard ink in the large flower centers to make them darker.

The focal point flower is stamped in So Saffron ink and the edges of the card are sponged with More Mustard. It is layered on a More Mustard card. I used the scallop edge punch to make a little border at the bottom. I also used some paper piercing at the top of the flower and on the scallop edge. The flower center was accented with a half pearl from the Pretties Kit. I finished the card with a piece of creamy 7/8" organdy ribbon. Inspiration for this card came from one I saw here.


Susan Mac Donald said...

This is beautiful, & to the point. I've been stamping for yr., & I'm going back to the method--
"less is better". Your blog's greaaaattt!!!!!

Sandie C said...

What a stunning card. Thanks for sharing how you did this.