May 13 2010
This is an easy although a little bit messy technique that creates great backgrounds. Don’t have the designer paper you need? Make your own.
The instructions are below. Please contact me with any questions.
This technique was explained to me by one of my downline and I have no idea what to call it. I called it cardstock peek-a-boo. Anyone know it by another name?
Once I had created the background piece, I topped it with circles and a scallop circle made using the Big Shot and the Circle Scissor Plus. I threaded the two ribbons between the layers so they didn’t sit too low on the card.
Finally, I added three white flower buttons from the Button Latte package. I am on a real button frenzy right now. You cant go wrong adding a button, can you?
And, a color renovation reminder: the retiring colours are going much faster than expected especially the cardstock. Don’t miss out. Place your order today and don’t forget to order refills for your ink pads.
Using direct to paper, cover the cardstock with craft ink.
Make sure cardstock is completely covered and let dry.
With the Big Shot and a Texturz plate, emboss cardstock.
Any ink that transfers to the plate can be easily removed with water.
Take a sanding block and sand cardstock to remove the ink on the embossed design.
Your sanding block will pick up the colour. I have one I use only for this and other techniques that stain the block with ink.
Stamps: Wedding Sweet
Ink: Basic Black Craft, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Big Shot: Stampin’ Up! Perfect Details Textura Plate, Scallop Circle #2, Circles #2
Other: Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Button Latte, Circle Scissor Plus, Sanding Block
$34.95, #115466, Set of 7
Page 48 of the Idea Book & Catalogue
Don’t think it, ink it!