Made this card for the Gina K Designs guest design team member challenge to use one of her techniques. I used a few of her techniques as it was difficult to find just one. Using a slightly darker ink (thought it would be a bit lighter than it turned out) on patterned paper for a background was one. Embossed foil is another. For this, I adhered some foil to some card stock, then used an embossing folder. Shadow Stamping was one technique, but instead of a solid front image, I used the Marbled Embossing technique for the front image. You can’t see the shine of the flowers too well in this picture, but it is definitely there. I cut out an oval that was slightly larger than my image, then cut the center out of it to make a frame to pop up my image. This was a lot of fun to make.
- Spring Mix stamp set (Gina K.)
- Parisian Garden patterned paper (Gina K.)
- Parisian Garden coordinating card stock (Gina K.)
- Lacey Ovals die (Spellbinders)
- Classic Ovals die (Spellbinders)
- Flora M-bossabilities folder (Spellbinders)
- Gray Flannel ink (Memento)
- Lulu Lilac ink (Memento)
- Sweet Plum ink (Memento)
- Elderberry ink (Memento)
- clear embossing powder (Martha Stewart)
- heat tool (Marvy)
- tin foil (Bakers & Chefs)
- Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)
- ColorBee Scissors (EK Success)
- Indoor Mounting Tape (Scotch) – popping up the frame and flower image, this is rip-able
- 2-Way Glue (Zig) – attaching flower image to frame
- Advanced Tape Glider (Scotch) – attach background paper, foil and foil/card strip
- Stamp-a-ma-jig (EK Success)
It sounds like a lot of work, but it really didn’t take too long. The most difficult part was getting the shadow stamping and the “marbled” inking on the flower image to look just right.
Thanks for spending some time with me today!