My DH? is upstairs watching the Stanley Cup so I'm downstairs posting a card I put together last night. I think this one turned out pretty neat even if it's rather mundane in that I am once again using my three favourite stamps (this month)!
I started off with white glossy cardstock and used the brayer with my Antique Linen Distress Ink pad. Because some inks fade quickly I brayered over the paper many times with a vast amount of ink just to see what happens. I was pleased to see that because I brayered so many layers.. the colour didn't fade much at all. My expert photography skills don't show the colour off well but it looks good!
The next step was to place the stamps one by one. Each one was stamped in Archival Jet Black and immediately embossed with ultra fine clear embossing powder. Here is an angled view that shows off the embossing along with the Diamond Stickles I added for highlight!
Now that the photo is uploaded I see that the Stickles aren't showing up well at all! I added it along the waterline of the rocks and into some of the reflections.
The next step was to chop everything up and glue it onto the black paper. That was in turn mounted onto the kraft cardstock. Now here's a wee, little secret! The kraft cardstock was actually purchased at WalMart and I found it by accident while looking for office supplies. The package contains 50 cards and 50 envelopes for just over $7.00! Normally the ready made cards they carry are of a very lightweight cardstock... quite flimsy actually. The kraft ones work great!
Here's the recipe!
023A Duck Trio
267E Pines and Rocks
046E Lakeside Cove
Innie & Outie by My Sentiments Exactly!
Paper - WalMart, Recollections
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Ultra fine embossing powder
There you have it in a nutshell... Thanks for looking!