Sunday, 23 August 2009

Inky Fingers

I thought I would again share something a little different with you today. I haven't seemed to have a lot of time to actually "play/ experiment" in my craft room lately but I did make this card and I am quite pleased with the effect.

I began by stamping the trees on Whisper White cardstock in versamark and basic black ink and embossed them using clear embossing powder. I then tore a sheet of plain copier paper and used it to mask the cardstock whilst I sponged on the Old Olive ink for the grassy area. Using that same mask, turned over the other way to cover the green I had just sponged, I covered the top half of my cardstock with Summer Sun ink. I cut a 1 3/8" circle out of a sticky post it note and used it to create a sun in the sky area, slightly overlapping the far left trees. I then sponged over the whole sky area using Pumpkin Pie blending it softly in some areas with the Summer Sun to create a mottled effect. I finished off by using Really Rust along the outer edges and then using a very soft tissue I buffed up the embossed trees to remove the excess ink. I then over stamped the leaves and flowers all around the edge to give the effect of a foliage frame.
I haven't really experimented a lot with this ink effect but as it has turned out well I will definitely be practising more in the future. NEXT TIME THOUGH I will be using those surgical type gloves as I got my fingers totally covered with ink.
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Jane said...

Wow Maria!!
Your card is fabulous, I just love the effect. You've inspired me; I haven't tried anything like that before. Must give it a go - (I was under the impression you'd need glossy card)
Looking forward to meeting up next month
Jane x

aaron1 said...

This card is lovely Maria. I really want to get this set as its so beautiful.

Vikki said...

You have exceled yourself again. This is wonderful. I have to say that every technique to try, you excel at! That is an inspiration to us all.
Thanks for sharing
Vikki x x

DI HERBERT said...

Love it can see me getting a little messy good job OH bought me 100 pairs of gloves!!!

Hayley said...

Gorgeous card - stunning effect!

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