Tuesday is Garden Party day – where a clipping snatched out of my (getting kinda empty) inspiration shoebox is used as a basis for a card.
Here was the photo from last week.
And here is my attempt. I tried to capture the color scheme including the little splash of yellow. I was also trying to make my card look a little “fabric-y”.
The image is from the HOTP Botanicals clear set. I stamped it with Broken China Distress ink on watercolor paper and then dabbed it with a waterbrush to blur the image a little (I was trying to make a vintage fabric look).
Distress inks are very wet and sometimes they bead up on solid stamps. To get around this, I ink my stamp with Versamark first, then ink with the Distress. It seems to help keep the ink smooth.
For the background cardstock, I inked one side of my Cuttlebug Embossing folder with Cloud White Versamagic ink, then I ran it through my Cuttlebug as usual. The white ink transferred to the depressed areas and gave them a white chalk finish. The folder rinses clean easily.
The white strip was made by punching both sides of a cardstock strip with my Threading Water punch and then using the one of the borders in the Just My Type Cuttlebug Embossing Border set in the center. I am really loving the embossing borders. They are so easy to use and add so much to a card.
If you’d like to play along, just leave a comment with link to your creation and I’ll highlight it in next week’s Garden Party post.
Happy Stamping everyone!