Saturday, 18 July 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Background Words

This week's Craft Barn challenge is to use words in the background of a project.

I started by making a background with Distress Inks using the wrinkle free technique. I stamped the words from Tim Holtz Papillion set with Versamark and then clear embossed them. I applied some more Distress Ink before putting the background between two sheets of copy paper and ironing it to melt and remove the embossing powder. It left me with bluey purple words - not the result I was expecting! I think it's because my Versamark ink pad is rather grubby. The butterflies were stamped, cut out  and glittered and then attached to the background with silicone glue to give a three dimensional effect before adding  pearls and die cut corners.

Card Recipe
Card blank - Anna Marie Designs Fine Linen Embossed Card 290gsm
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Super White Printer Card 300gsm
Light and dark brown card
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon
Words - Tim Holtz  Papillion CMS 106
Butterflies - Crafty Individuals CI-437
Treasure Gold - White Fire
Stickles - Stardust
Flat back pearls


Craftyfield said...

Grubby Versamark inkpad syndrome... I thought I was being careful with my new pad but it turned dirty in a matter of weeks! Thankfully in your case, purple and blue don't jar and the background looks rather nice. Love the butterflies too, such a great stamp set from CI.

Jane said...

I think it is fabulous and I too have had problems keeping an embossing ink pad clean!It has worked well here!! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x