For the month of October on a weekly basis, Stampin' Up! is hosting mystery stamping for demonstrators using the Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set. Yesterday, was the first get together & it brought back a technique I long forgot about.
We started with a Crumb Cake Cardstock base & white-washed the front of the card. If you haven't heard or done this technique before I'll place some directions below the card. While this was drying we took a Blushing Bride Cardstock piece, I used the Embossing Buddy out of the Embossing Additions Tool Kit & ran it over the card stock. I then stamped with the Craft White Pad the sentiment in the lower left-hand corner & also the lined plant stamp, pouring White Embossing Powder from the Basic Embossing Powders then heat set it with the Heat Tool. Next, I took the Early Espresso Cardstock & the Splendid Day DSP & ran it through the Cut & Emboss Machine using the Splendid Stem Dies. These were then attached on top of each other using Multipurpose Glue, then attached to the Blushing Bride Cardstock piece. For the bow, I used the white in the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack & attached it to the die cut pieces with a small dot of Multipurpose Glue.
1. Take the refill & add a few drops to the bottom side of the ink pad.
2. Take the wide brush from the Water Painters & squeeze some water onto the ink (this all should be done on the side that has no pad). Remember this is a craft ink so it will be a bit thicker than regular water coloring, so you'll need a bit more to water it down,
3. Start watercoloring making sure you are putting more of the white on the right side of the card since the Blushing Bride piece takes up a good amount of left side space. You can start out light & go a bit darker, however you imagine it to look as each of us will have a one of a kind background.
I hope my intructions work for you, but if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
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