Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sanded Emboss Resist is a Riot

The crafty peoples on Split Coast Stampers are doing some amazing things with this Riot of Petals background stamp. I've wanted to try emboss resist with it since I first saw it in the catty.Then, after I had this card all assembled I thought it needed something, so I attacked it with a nail-file--Yup, I'm wacko! :0)

I have a new easier plan for saving cardstock & weight; just freehand cut the center out with an hobby knife. I was punching shapes out of my mats to save weight and to use the cardstock, but some of my larger non-SU punches that work really well for that are really close to the edge (and I found I don't use the pre-punched shapes. Now I can punch out these scraps. I just have to keep the blade & cutting mat handy (But I always use my mat to line things up anyhow....)

I like to get deeper tones of cardstock for mats (especially with Chocolate Chip.) I thought it'd be fun to also get some shine on this mat, since this card is minimalistic layer-wise. So, I just wiped on some Chocolate Chip craft ink (direct to paper technique) and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. Massively easy! I can't wait to try making my own metallic cardstock mats this way: with grey paper and Encore ink. :0)

Some things I did to make this card:

The main image:

1... Stamp
Riot of Petals background in Versamark on Glossy cardstock
2...Heatgun it & cool, then apply Chocolate Chip classic ink
3...Add concentrated Chocolate Chip craft ink details with an Aquapainter. Let sit to dry well
4...Sand the image to distress. Also distress edges with the Cutter Kit
5...Direct to paper distress the edges with Chocolate Chip ink pad
6...Add brads (these are SU's vintage brads.)
7...Put little dots of Sakura glue pen on the flower centers & sprinkle on Dazzling Diamonds. Click on this pic if you'd like to see the details:

The rest of the card:

8...Cut Soft Sky mat (& remove center to save weight)
9...Cut Chocolate Chip mat (remove center.) Apply Chocolate Chip craft ink & clear e.p. (Creates glossy card stock--see pic above.)
...Punch key tag for the tab & add rub on sentiment (Saleabration mini)
11...Cut main Soft Sky card to size & stamp Sanded Background (Sahara sand ink)
12...Distress layers & adhere everything. (I always extra strong double-sided tape, but if you use a regular adhesive, you may find that the embossed mat needs a stronger one to stay put)

Thanks so much for looking & happy happy happy crafting!


Alhambra Club said...

wow, this is great, love what you did with it.

Kim Etherington said...

That stamp looks great!