Today's (or yesterdays in USA) lessons were 'Inked Backgrounds' and the techniques I chose to try were, Jennifer McGuire's 'Layered Inking' and Karolyn's 'Velveteen Stamping', this is the card I am going to show you first.
First, I stamped the, Just Rite, 'Elegant Fronds' in white pigment ink on to white cardstock and let that dry. Then, I stamped the flowers and leaves from the, Altenew, 'Lacy Scrolls' stamp set and that was stamped in Stampin' Up's, 'Melon Mambo' and 'Gumball Green' inks.
Next, I got a piece of 'Gumball Green' card and stamped Avery Elle's 'Woodgrain & More' stamp in versamark ink for a tone on tone effect. Then I stamped the little tag with Paula Pascual, 'Every Day Messages', put twine through it and wound it round the front of the card and fastened it at the back with tape and popped the tag up on foam tape.
Finally, I mounted the whole thing on to a card base and added a few sequins and this is the card!
The second technique was, 'Layered Inking', which involved blending a couple of distress inks together on a background piece and then overstamping with Versamark, and the Versamark was supposed to react with the distress inks and lighten those areas . . . but in Hazel's world nothing goes as it does for everyone else and the Versamark just dried into the background and didn't show up at all!!
So, I did the only thing I could do so I didn't get behind again, I . . . cheated! What I did, was, I restamped with white pigment ink . . . well, it's still technichally 'layered stamping' isn't it? Please tell me you'd have done the same?!!
The stamps I used were, Simon Says Stamp, 'Lots Of Dots' (for the moon) and Lawn Fawn, 'Starry Backdrops' and the dies were, Clearly Besotted, 'On The Line'.
Finally I finished it with a greeting from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, 'Compliments Of The Season'
This is the end result.
As always, thanks for taking the time to stop by and I appreciate all your comments and will reciprocate where possible. Have a good day/evening. Hazel xx