Welcome back to the craft room and today’s Flashback Friday Card Making Fun post. This post is extra special as it marks the 100th post I’ve made since getting my blog back online! That is super exciting for me! Now, back to today’s topic, Card Making Fun. Occasionally there would be crafting days that I would try many different techniques in one sitting. This post was one of those days, and it yielded some pretty awesome results. Let me show ya what I mean!
Card Making Fun
I had some fun messing around with my craft supplies yesterday and wanted to share the results with you.
Emboss Resist – Happy Birthday
The first card I made uses the emboss resist technique. I started out by stamping my image, Garden Bouquet from Hero Arts, onto a piece of water color paper. It was then embossed with white embossing powder before cutting it out with a round die from nestabilities. The next step; wet the paper. With a water brush I applied some Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Fired Brick, and Rusty Hinge. I let this air dry for a while, although I could have rushed the process by using my heat gun. A scalloped circle was cut in the same dark brown as the card base with a Nestabilities die. I also heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder. The mat is a piece of ivory pure luxury card stock in the layering weight.
White Washing – Thinking of You
The next card I made used a new to me technique called white washing. The stamp, Striped Vase Sketch by Hero Arts, was embossed with white embossing powder onto a piece of kraft cardstock. For the white washing technique, start with a white ink pad, I used ColorBox pigment ink in Frost White. I put a few swipes onto my craft sheet. With a water brush, I picked up some of the ink and painted it on the image. After that dried, I applied Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, and Tea Dye.
This affect is very subtle, but I like it. I finished the card with a piece of Offray ribbon that’s been in my stash for a long time. I stamped the sentiment with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink onto ivory card from GinaK. Just for fun, I rounded the top corners on all of the layers.
The last card I made is a single layer card. To begin, I masked off a section of the card base of Pure Luxury Ivory card stock with some scrap paper. I then stamped the Winter Woods stamp with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. I then sponged the sky with Weathered Wood distress ink and the ground with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. You can’t see it in the image, but I added some embossed lines above and below the image.
I’m really pleased with how these cards turned out. I can’t wait to try a few more ideas that are floating around in my head.
Thank you for joining me for today’s Flashback Friday Card Making Fun post. I had so much fun remembering all of these techniques today. As beautiful as they all are, I haven’t used these techniques since the original post. I should give them all another shot, don’t you think? Have you tried any of these before? If so, which one? If not, which will you try first? Let me know in the comments below!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and I’m looking forward to the next 100 posts! See you back in the craft room soon!!