Welcome! It is an exciting day … I am thrilled to be the Guest Designer for the Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop for August. The theme is to create a project for someone special using texture.
I am creating for two special people in my life. I normally get together with good friends, Grace and Michelle every year in July for some crafting, girly fun and frivolity. This year, I wasn’t able to meet up with the girls, and I have missed them. We normally create interesting backgrounds for our cardmaking projects and so I wanted to do the same for this creation.
Versamark Resist Technique
I have used the Tree Ring Background Stamp and Versamark on Gloss White card to create a resist effect. A Sponge Brayer is used to add layers of colour (Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist).
“But where is the texture?”, I hear you ask.
Can you see all that delicious “you’ve just got to touch it” gloss texture? The Tree Rings Background Stamp is stamped over the Sponge Brayered background again using Versamark and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. This creates an almost psychedelic, glossy texture over the resist background. Go on …. don’t you just want to touch it?!!!
Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set + Eclectic Layers Thinlits
The stemmed flowers from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set are a focal feature of the card and are stamped in Berry Burst and Fresh Fig inks, with the outline being clear embossed to create yet more touchy feely texture. The co-ordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits make trimming the flowers super easy!
The greeting from Oh So Eclectic stamp set is heat embossed with White Embossing Powder onto a piece of brayered resist background (sans embossed texture) and layered over a strip of vellum. And just check out how delicious that embossing is over the Lemon Lime Twist ink! Very zesty!
The Inside Story ….
Little touches from the front of the card carry over into the inside, with the addition of a little “Missing You” sentiment stamped in Fresh Fig.
- Whisper White Thick Card – 21cm x 14.85cm (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″) – Scored and folded in half to form a vertical card with fold at left hand side.
- White Gloss Card – 10.5cm x 14.85cm (4 1/4″ x 5 1/5″)
- Bermuda Bay Card – 7.5cm x 14cm (3″ x 5 1/2″)
- White Vellum – 2cm x 10cm (3/4″ x 4″)
- Whisper White Card Scraps for stamping flowers and leaves
- Bermuda Bay Card for insert: 9.5cm x 14cm (3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″)
- Whisper White Card for insert: 9cm x 14cm (3 1/2″ x 5 1/5″)
This hop is also a video hop, so get yourself a cuppa, sit back and enjoy the feast of tutorial videos. Click on my video tutorial below and then all the other videos are listed in the video description. Don’t forget to keep hopping around all the tutorials for some fantastic texture technique ideas.
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And then once you have checked out all the videos, take a tour around the Design Team’s blogs. Jenny Hall is up next and you can be sure of some eye candy whenever you visit Jenny’s blog. Just click on the button immediately below, or on Jenny’s name in the blog hop list.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to let me know what you think of my project by leaving a comment! I appreciate it very much!