Sunday, November 14, 2010
Not so Quick and Simple
I brought this Penny Black stamp last year with the idea in mind it would make a quick and simple card. It was so quick I didn't use it, so this year I was going to make sure I used it.
I had the idea to use a brayer, yes I do have one. I keep it nice and clean in a box and its a bit like a vampire never sees daylight!
First one in the bin, second same place, changed cardstock and binned that one too.
So out came the blending tools and distress inkpads, I know I have them too.
I tried various combinations of stamping, masking and just when I thought I cracked it I had the idea of snowflakes in the corners. My DD came in the room as I was attempting this and said "Don't you do that first" yep she goes to craft shows and watches demos too.
I used the Crystal Wreath on the corners and embossed them with clear powder and used it also on the white card stock to follow the pattern through.
I used a PB sentiment of a transparent set before I embossed the white card and rubbed an embossing tool over the sentiment to flatten any embossing.
After three hours I had my sample and them made seven more in a third of time.