Today, I have a card I'm sharing that is made using a new (to me anyway) stamping technique called Velvetten Stamping. I found the tutorial on a blog called Technique Tuesday. It is run by Mynnette and she has some awesome ideas for cards. Be sure to pop by her blog and say 'hello'. Mynnette also runs 2 other blogs that I visit; On A Stampage and 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.
While this card was fun to make, it didn't turn out like I pictured it at all. It is no where near as nice as Mynnette's, but I told her I was going to give this technique a try so that's why I'm still posting it. I guess maybe I should have stuck to a white cardstock and tried to find a matching ink for my background. For a GOOD sample of this technique and how its done, check out Mynnette's tutorial on the Technique Tuesday blog. Oh well, crafting is a learning experience sometimes too lol.
Here is my card:
Inside of Card
As you can see, this card is a "clean & simple" type. I didn't actually have a background stamp that was large enough for the first stamping on the front so I made my own background stamp by arranging a few smaller stamps into a group on a large acrylic block. Also, the inks I used didn't allow for any delay when it came to dabbing the ink after stamping the solid images. My inks dried VERY fast. At times it seemed I was throwing the stamp down I was trying to move so fast, lol. I also attempted some masking while stamping the Moonstruck flowers and New England Ivy leaves.
Rhinestones - Dollarama
Sweet Leaf cardstock - CTMH
Chocolate Paper - CTMH
Ribbon - CTMH
Inks - Sweet Leaf, Tulip, New England Ivy, Moonstruck - all CTMH
Stamp Sets - "Joy Forever", "Say It In Style", "Curly Sentiments", "Treasures" - all CTMH
I am really looking forward to trying the next technique Mynnette has posted on the Technique Tuesday blog. It is 'Faux Pressed Flowers' and I think I will be much more pleased with the card I make for that.
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today.