So Many Techniques, So Little Time

As I was cleaning up my Stamping Studio this week, I found a card that had been hiding for probably 2 years, and I love it! I think this was a Stamp Club with Meg card, and it’s timeless. I love it as much today as when we made it for Stamp Club.

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The card uses quite a few techniques, so buckle your seatbelt, and here we go!

  1. Fold the Whisper White cardstock piece (5.5 x 8″) in half first, then use the Tearing Edge to tear off the bottom edge of the card front. The Tearing Edge Tool makes it easy to create a perfect torn edge every time.
  2. Stamp the Baroque Motifs swirl and the “kind” word on the front of the card in VersaMark ink and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder. Use a Stampin’ Sponge to sponge ink over the embossed images in a swirling motion. The swirling motion helps to create a smoother layer of ink, without dark smudges. Also sponge up from the torn edge to darken the edge for better contrast against the inside of the white card.
  3. Ink the medallion stamp from Baroque Motifs with your lighter ink color, then use the Rock N Roll technique to add a darker edge: roll the edge of the stamp onto a darker ink color, to pick up the dark ink along the borders. The higher the angle of your stamp, the narrower your border will be.
  4. 090625baroquemotifsinsideAdd the Rhinestone Brad in a coordinating color (here, “Cool Squares”) and attach it to the end of a piece of White Grosgrain Ribbon, to emphasize the white cardstock and the white embossing powder.
  5. Finally, stamp the swirl inside your white card, and mount the whole card on a piece of matching cardstock (4.25 x 5.5″).

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