Sunday, November 25, 2012

Just Add Ink #145

The challenge this week at Just Add Ink is a sketch challenge.  

I made this card for Holiday Card Workshop Day 9 featuring Sentiment Stamps and it's layout was inspired by this JAI sketch.

Kristina used similar colours and the same sentiment and "faux metal"  embossing technique in the class and I was keen to give it a go.  I took a piece of scrap cardstock and applied four layers of silver embossing powder.  Then I inked up my sentiment (from Technique Tuesday) with Stazon before applying a fifth layer of powder   As soon as it had melted, I stamped the sentiment being sure to push it into the melted embossing powder.  The addition of black ink to the stamp ensured the sentiment was easier to read than if it had been applied without ink.  I then trimmed it down to size, rounded the corners and popped it on top of some glittery washi tape strips.  This was a fun technique but I need more practice to get a really neat and finished end result.