Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Trick or Treat!

This card features stamps and papers from The Angel Company. I just love to stamp with frogs - so the fact that this was in a Halloween set just added to the fun for me! It is so sad that we can't get these products any more - but I am using them ALL the time for my cards - and my classes! I tend to do lots of layers, as you can see - and I will ALWAYS love my Scrappers Floss!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Technique Spotlight - Walnut Ink Resist

I am SO SORRY I haven't posted for three weeks! My goal is going to be to post every week...... I will work hard at it!

This card was made using a technique I refer to as Walnut Ink Resist. The top with the leaves, is what I stamped, along with the sentiment. The bottom is patterned paper. I took out my Crimper, and made a little strip between the upper and lower pieces.

How exactly did I do the Walnut Ink Resist? Here's how:

I stamped the leaves with a Versamark stamp pad, and embossed using Clear Embossing powder. I used Terra Cotta Walnut Ink, with the Dauber on top (instead of the sprayer). I covered the stamped area with the Walnut Ink. Then, I used my iron (don't use it for anything but crafts - but it does come in handy!). I placed a sheet of regular white copy paper on top of the stamped piece, and then ironed. This picked up the Embossing Powder, leaving a unique, and flat (not raised) image on the cardstock!

If you have any questions - please ask!