Ink Inclinations

Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Another Special Card!

Another special card for a special person. This one is a card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day today. For this card I thought I would have a go at the tiling technique as I have seen some beautiful cards made using this technique lately. I scored the cardstock using an embossing tool and a ruler to make 1 1/2cm squares, you can also use a "score pal" or the scoring tool on your paper trimmer, which would be a lot easier! I then inked up my "From the Garden" background stamp. A level one hostess stamp from Stampin' Up!. I used versa-mark ink, then inked it again in Purely Pomegranate, so that I could then emboss a coloured image with clear embossing powder. I wanted the flower to stand out a little against the leaves, so I very lightly watercoloured it using an Aqua-painter and the Purely Pomegranate ink pad. It was then layered on Purely Pomegranate cardstock, with the main card being Night of Navy cardstock. Mum really loved the colour combo! I finished the card with the sentiment from "Infinte Goodness" and a piece of the (sadly) discontinued navy organza ribbon. Very happy with the overall effect.

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