Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A card and playing around with inks and paper.

This card is inspired by a card created by Kerry Crocker (not sure if Kerry reads my blog or if she has a blog I can link this to).  It uses non-traditional stamps, in this case Betsy's Blossoms by Stampin' Up!(r) and retired SU inks.  The WOW factor in this card is the clear embossing and sponging over the embossed images and surrounds - the photograph captures the embossing magnificently.  Why not consider using non-traditional Christmas stamps on your next project?   This was created for a class I taught recently at a local community centre and the ladies had the option to put another greeting and several put Happy Birthday.
Christmas card using non-traditional Christmas Stamps
During last week I played around with Gelato crayons and using patterned paper from my stash, I rubbed crayons on the top of the paper, spritzed with water and allowed it to drip by holding paper up for a short time.  I then applied salt whilst still dry and the salt absorbs the moisture and leaves speckles of colour.  Now, I am new to this mixed media type backgrounds and so I am still playing and experimenting.
Playing with Gelatos on patterned paper
Thank you for looking, have a great week,  Margaret

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