Monday, February 21, 2011
This turned out to be an interesting card to create. I found a great video about a "smooching technique" at Hero Arts and decided to try the technique myself.
I stamped the flower image three times on the white cardstock. I stamped the images again using the "smooching technique" for texture and cut out the outside edges of the flowers so I could add dimension to the flowers. I used mounting tape to attach the top flower to the bottom flower. You can really see the difference between the two images and I love the look of the top flower. For the centers of the flowers I used stickles to add some bling to the flower itself. I used "sage" ink to stamp the leaves around the three flowers. There wasn't an actual leaf stamp in the flower set - I used an image of a small heart from another stamp set. I stamped "thank you" with black ink. I'm not really happy at how faded the ink is on the card but decided to post the card anyway because it took so much time to create this card in the first place.
The products used are:
Versa Magic chalk ink - Red Brick and Sage
Versa Fine Dry Pigment ink - Black
Verse Acrylic Stamp Set - Great Friend
Unknown background stamp to create the "smooshing technique"
Mounting tape, adhesive and stickles.
I've also included a link to the video in case you would like to watch how the technique is done: http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/