Friday, July 9, 2010

Shades of Purple

This card was designed to fit into an A10 envelope (long and skinny).  The first step to making this card is to stamp your image using an embossing ink onto glossy paper and emboss with clear embossing powder.  Next, I placed a couple drops of  alcohol inks (two or three colors) onto the felt pad of the alcohol ink applicator and used the pouncing technique to cover the glossy paper and the embossed image.

Once you are happy with the way the background looks, reheat your embossed image.  As the embossing powder remelts, your image will begin to show through.  This is a super fun technique and is only limited to the alcohol ink colors you have on hand.  Don't forget that you can use your Copic marker Various Ink Refills to do this technique as well as Adirondack alcohol inks or Pinata alcohol inks.

I layered the glossy paper onto my light lavender mat that was die cut using the Deckled Rectangles by Spellbinders.  All of this is layered on yellow cardstock and, using  lavender ribbon on opposite corners,gives the card more visual interest.  The final step is to layer this onto a white base cardstock (so your ribbon ends won't show).

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