The other day while perusing YouTube I ran across a new video from Jennifer McGuire. She always has such amazing techniques to share and this video was no exception. Of course I had to dig out my supplies and give it a try right away.
In the video, A FAVORITE Inking Technique! Jennifer demonstrated taping off a section of card, inking it, adding Perfect Pearls, and then using an embossing folder to add texture. After a moment of thinking, I knew just what supplies I wanted to use.
Starting off with a piece of 110lb. Recollections card cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″, I taped off the edges with 5/8″ Best Ever Craft Tape from Spellbinders.
Next I used my new favorite color, Lumberjack Plaid Distress Ink, to fill in the entire piece with a blending brush. Can we just take for a moment to talk about this color?? It is the PERFECT red. When I first heard that Tim Holtz came out with a new red color in the distress line, I was just “meh”. The more I saw the color the more I wanted it. However, after seeing it in person, WOW! I now absolutely love this color!!
The next step was adding Aged Mahogany distress ink around the outer edge of the image. This added some depth and dimension. The two colors work great together as well.
After that, I added a bit more of the Lumberjack Plaid ink to even out the color a bit more. That wasn’t really necessary though because the next layer really does hide any imperfection. Because the Distress Ink is still wet, adding a layer of Perfect Pearls powder was super easy. This gives the shine that all crafters Love to see on our projects.
After carefully removing the tape from the edges, I lightly misted the BACK of panel before inserting it into the Pinwheel 3D embossing folder from Sizzix. This embossing folder is also a new purchase for me from Tuesday Morning and only my second 3D folder. I ran it through my die cutting machine and fell in Love with the look.
To finish off the card I die cut three layers of black card with the Hello die cut from Honey Bee Stamps. I also cut a layer of velum with the shadow die before adhering it to the card front. After adding a black mat, the card front was glued to a side folding card base.
I really love the shine and texture of this card, and the red color is perfect. This could also be a great background for a Christmas card and I think would also be beautiful with the gold Perfect Pearls as well. I may try that combination the next time around.
Thank you for stopping by and checking out this fun card. Have you tried this inking technique yet? If so I would LOVE to see your creation.