Hello everyone, I have two cards to share with you today using the same stamps, but varying the ideas to give two completely different looks.
For my first card, I cut a piece of smooth card slightly smaller than my card blank. I stamped and embossed the large lacy border and the small heart image from the Harlequin Rose
stamp set, using Versamark and clear embossing powder. I
coloured the background using Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks, blending them
where they met, to create a graduated background.
To create a faux batik effect, I
ironed the embossing powder off the card using some cheap copy paper
underneath the iron to absorb the embossing powder, (remembering to turn
off the steam!). I spritzed the background lightly with some water, to
create a slightly mottled effect. I stamped the large 'love' from the Words of Love stamp set and added some cream seam binding before attaching the background to the card blank.