well my winter weekends always feel jam packed so it's a challenge to fit in some stamping time but where there is a will there is a way. Well sometimes. I did manage to make a card for this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This week it's a sketch (from me). Being a sketch you can use it for what ever purpose you need a card for right now - birthday, thanks, wedding. Here it is.
And this is what I came up with.
No inside today cause I forgot to finish it - :O
One of my favourite techniques is heat embossing and that is what this card is all about. I wanted to really play with it. So I pulled out my dotty stamp inked it up with versamark and stamped it on Smokey Slate. I choose a non-white base as it would really show off the colour. Then very carefully sprinkled my first embossing powder on about a quarter of the ink. Tapped it off then added the second to cover another quarter. Tapped it off and repeated that for the last two embossing powders. I was a bit worried that the versamark would dry off and the powder wouldn't stick before I got all four powders on. But it worked fine! The resulting colourful confetti pattern just said birthday to me so I finished it off with a shiny silver balloon.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT you'll be inspired for sure!
Thanks for visiting,
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Celebrate Today, Dotty Angles
Cardstock: Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Embossing powders (Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Silver), Balloon Framelits dies, Bitty Banners framelits, Silver Glimmer paper, Calypso Coral seam binding, Pool Party 1/4" cotton ribbon, Blushing Bride and Crushed Curry baker's twine, Jewels - rhinestones, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)