Hello again! Round two for the inked backgrounds for Lauren’s challenge to us last week on the Mix It Up thread. This is one technique I’ve been wanting to try for a while now. It took me two kicks at the cat to get it somewhat the way I wanted it. It’s the Faux Letterpress Embossabilities technique from the resource page on SCS.
I used my Tim Holtz Postmark embossing folder and the Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I brayered the ink onto one side of the embossing folder, put my cardstock in the folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug! How cool! The ink transferred to the part of the embossed image that stayed flat. I really like the look of this. I added a vintage looking tag with some swirls wrapped around it and a strip of lace on the bottom of the tag.
I added some lace along the folded edge of the card as well to tie it all together, stamped my Friend sentiment to the front in the Frayed Burlap and pop-dotted the vintage image to the card front. The sentiment stamp is from my Close To My Heart ‘Find Your Style’ stamp set. I love that stamp set…..very vintagey.
Now, onto this weeks challenge card where we had to use up any scraps we had on the table…..this proved to be rather challenging for me this weekend as we were at the cabin and the only scraps I had there were from the two cards I’d just made! Come along and see….