After I was done with this card, I realized that I made one pretty similar to it a couple of months ago. So, I almost feel like I cheated you out a little bit. That’s weird, but true. I went with it anyway because it’s still a different technique and some interesting details. Let me offer this… on my list of things to do is a Copic tutorial – hopefully I will get around to that very soon.
I used a technique that I also used on this Christmas card… using an acrylic block and some distress inks to create the background. With this technique, the colors are very vibrant when you first do it, then you’ll see how they fade quite a bit (and continue blending). I stopped the camera and let the background dry for about 30 minutes before continuing with stamping the flowers. You could dry it faster with a heat gun, but I figured I would avoid paper warping by not being in a rush!! You definitely don’t want to stamp your black image onto wet or damp paper because it will bleed.
I have decided to sell a bunch of my retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets. I’m selling them for 50% off list price. Sale-a-bration and hostess sets are $5 each. It’s painful for me to do this!! But, since you all like to see me use active stamps and I would love to have more $ for purchasing some new current stamps, I’m going to do it. Can you see I’m still convincing myself it’s the right thing? lol!! I may qualify soon for the Hoarders show on the A&E channel if I don’t clean house a little. There are about 55 sets for sale. I plan to post the list at 11:00am CT tomorrow, Thursday. First come, first served. So, stay tuned!!
Enjoy this week’s video and you’ll hear from me tomorrow.
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door
- VersaFine Black Ink
- Copic Sketch Markers (for rhinestones)
- Stampin’ Up! Pierce Mat
- Stampin’ Up! Paper-Piercing Template Pack
- Stampin’ Up! Paper Piercer
- Sanding Block