Hello and Welcome to The Craft's Meow September blog hop!!!
I been wanting to try a couple of techniques so this hop was a perfect time to give them a go!
I honestly do not know what the name of the one is that I used on my first card. If I find out, I will share it here with you.
I started out with a scrap piece of paper that was the same size as the kraft panel on the card. I cut an oval in the center of the scrap paper using an SB Oval die. Using re-positional tape, I adhered the negative piece to the kraft panel and then I used a brayer to evenly apply white craft ink for the oval.
After the craft ink dried and leaving the scrap paper in place, I stamped the flowers , leaves, and swirls. I used darker colors to make the images stand out better. All the images are from the newly released Folk Art Blooms set.
The sentiment is from Timeless Tags.
Here is a close up of the flowers.
I stamped the leave sprigs on the kraft panel using versamark ink to give them a watermark effect. I finished off the card with ribbon and rhinestones.
The technique I used on my next card is called Faux Patina. I want to play around with this technique more using different colors!
To start with you will need to pick out an embossing folder and 4 different colored ink pads (one lighter shade, 2 medium shades and 1 darker shade).
I used Sizzix Brocade Embossing folder and since Patina is typically shades of browns, greens and blues, I chose SU's Crumb Cake for the light shade, Mellow Moss and Baja Breeze for medium and Early Expresso for the dark.
The first step is to ink up one side of the embossing folder with the light colored ink. This would be the side that has the lettering on it. I used my brayer to apply the ink to the folder. Lay the paper (I used a ivory colored paper) in top of the inked side of the folder, close and run through your embossing machine.
Now you take the embossed paper and randomly sponge the two medium shades of ink over the lighter shade of ink. You do not want to completely cover each shade. You want be able to see the colors. After you are happy with the medium inks, randomly sponge the darkest ink over the other. Again, you do not want to completely cover the other shades. Let the inks dry completely. If you are impatient like I am, you can use your heat tool :0)
The last step is to add the metal look. Rub an embossing buddy or dryer sheet over the entire embossed panel. Using a versamark ink pad randomly tap the pad on the embossed panel. Like with sponging the inks, you do not want to cover the entire panel with versamark.
Sprinkle gold embossing powder over the versamark ink and heat emboss. If you feel you have to much gold, you can brush some off before you emboss. If you feel you need more, tap more versamark ink to the panel, sprinkle the embossing powder and heat emboss.
This technique was a lot easier than I thought it was!
Here is a close-up of the Faux Patina.
I wanted to keep the Faux Patina the focal of the card so I chose to use an image from the Beautiful Rose set. The only embellishment is the ribbon.
Like last month we are having another contest for a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to spend in the TCM store! All you have to do is create a project(s) with the theme "Anything Goes" and add it to the link on the TCM Blog by Sunday, September 15th at 8:00 pm Pacific to be eligible for the prize.
I am your last stop on the hop today. I can't wait to see your creations for our contest!
Thank you so much for hopping with us!