...nay and thrice! I made a Christmas card! This is a DT project for Darkroom Door... you all know how much I loves my Darkroom Door stamps and these Brushed Christmas stamps are just so gorgeous to play with. CLICK HERE to head on over to Darkroom Door to see all their beautiful stamps... and HERE for the blog to see what my talented teamies have been up to.
I have been wanting to try this technique for a yonk and a half and have had the ingredients to do it... just not had chance to play. I used Distress Ink (barn door and gathered twigs) to ink my baubles and then stamped them, sprinkled Sticky Embossing Powder over the top, heated it, added Rock Candy Distress Glitter and then let the magic happen.
I love the subtle sparkle from the glitter and yet you can still see the beautiful detailing on the baubles.
Check out the words... this was a lightbulb moment. I inked a piece of cream card with the same DI's and then stamped the greeting (from Brushed Christmas Vol. 1) onto card using Jet Black Archival (it has to be a permanent ink and the best is Archival) and zapped it with a heat tool to dry it and set it. Then I painted Glue & Seal over the top and immediately sprinkled Rock Candy glitter right over the top. Then comes the "ewwww, what did I do" moment... the Glue & Seal isn't see through so now it looks like a blob of mess. Give it a few minutes to dry and voila, see through again... so the sentiment is right there along with that subtle sparkle again. Cool huh?
I used some papers that I have been covetting for faaaar too long for my background... are you like me? Keeping those special papers forever because cutting them would be painful? Cut away, go on, they don't scream.. much! :O))
I shall away now.. I have more blog posts to get ready... and the next one is a biggie.. oh yesh, I have reached a milestone... all will be revealed next time. Thanks for looking, have a goodly day! TTFN