Vintage look with Impressibilities

rosemomdayI thought I’d share the Mother’s Day card I made (since Mom’s Day is over). 

I got to use my new Impressibility Dies!  And I was experimenting with making a vintage fabric kind of look.

The rose image is from the Greeting Farm Fancy Fluers set.  I stamped it with Memento Rich Tuxedo ink and colored it with Copics.

My favorite way to color with Copics is to lay down a light color for a base and than add darker tones for shading.  I then go back and blend the darker tones with the light base color. 

 rose1For these roses, I used RV-10 for the base and just colored in the entire rose. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rose2Then I added other, darker shades of RV (11, 23 and 34) in the areas where I thought there should be shadows.  Then I just went back and blended with the RV-10 again (here it is pre-blending).

For the background, I cut my Prism cardstock (Crabapple Medium) and embossed it with the Flower Impressibility.  

The instructions on the spellbinder website recommend spritzing the cardstock lightly with water before embossing, and I found I got a deeper impression when I followed their directions.  My sandwich was Wizard white plate, Impressibility die, Tan Embossing mat, a few pieces of cardstock for a shim, and the second white plate. 

cardpartsI wanted a vintage look, so I inked all my pieces with Vintage Photo Distress ink and a duster brush.  For the embossed background I left the Impressibility die  in place and pounced the inked brush over the background.  (I cleaned the die by blotting it with a baby wipe).

So that was my Mom’s day card.  I hope all of you Moms out there had a great day!

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