Supplies: Stamps: Amuse Paper: Neenah solar white Ink: Distress ink: tattered rose, Victorian velvet, milled lavender, Memento rich cocoa, Accessories: translucent embossing paste, Clearly Besotted happy die cut, Stampin Up edgelit finishing touches, Tim Holtz lace stencil, twine, spatula, multi matte medium, dimensionals
You Tube has soooo many great tutorials, and I have been watching quite a few. I recently watched this one, by Kristina Werner, and decided to give this technique a try. First I mixed my distress ink with the translucent embossing paste one color at a time, applying it to the stencil overlapping the paste a bit in between each color in order to blend them. Then I had to wait for it to dry.... I decided to make the stenciled portion an angle, and cut a couple slivers of white cardstock and one strip that I die cut with the fancy edge. Instead of trying to find cardstock to match I used the distress ink pads to color the paper so it matched my project. For the sentiment I die cut the word happy, inked it with the distress ink pad, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder twice so it was a nice thick gloss look. Then I stamped the birthday portion of my Amuse stamp and adhered my die cut to coordinate with the stamped word. I added a twine bow, popped up the panel with dimensionals, and that finished the card. Thanks for stopping by!