Mar 15, 2016
National Craft Month Hop
The theme of this blog hop is centered around showcasing our favorite crafty things. I really like distressed background and embossing so I was super happy to try this distress ink lifting technique. I also love these beautiful floral stamps by DeNami Design with which I created my card.
And here is how I made this card:
First off I used Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress inks on some mix media paper and blended them together. I didn't have to be too precise with the blending since I was doing a distress ink lifting technique.
After the ink was dry, I stamped the floral stamps with VersaMark in a random pattern on top of the blended background. I embossed the images with clear embossing powder and used my Mini Mister to spray the whole panel with water to get the ink reacting with it. Using a paper towel, I liftet up the ink leaving a weaker pastel color behind. However, in the area of the heat embossing the color was still as vibrant as before.
Then I cut the panel into two pieces and adhered them each two a standard white notecard. This way I was able to create two cards.
To create a little bit more interest, I went ahead and die cut the sentiment "thanks" from silver glitter cardstock as well as white fun foam. I adhered the glittery thanks to the fun foam to create a little bit of dimension. Then I adhered it to the notecard, overlapping with the embossed strip.
I really hope you liked my card and I wish you a happy National Craft Month!