One of the things I love about the Technique Junkie newsletter is -- well it should be obvious -- learning new techniques! And every now and then, there is a technique that just becomes a "go to technique" that I use over and over and over. And one of those techniques is the Antique Glimmers technique from the December 2009 issue. I love the way the backgrounds come out. I love the way that every background paper is unique. I love that you can layer on it, stamp on it, layer with it, and a lot of other things. It is one of those very versatile techniques.
I stamped the man looking at the bird in the tree on some card stock on which I used the Antique Glimmers technique. This whole stamp is one of the many stamps form the Technique Junkie line of stamps - and you can find this stamp here -- http://www.stampcamp.com/atc2.html .
The man and birds image focal point is then layered on a background which was stamped on glossy paper. I used a Kaliedacolor pad of blues and greens, brayered the ink directly to the stamp before stamping the image. After the ink dried, I applied Versamark ink all over the image and covered it with clear embossing powder. I had some funky bling type glitter stuff ready and as I embossed the background, I sprinkled on the bling. Then the embossing powder became the adhesive holding the bling in place. This background stamp is also a TJ stamp and can be found on this web page --http://www.stampcamp.com/bigstamps29.html.
I hope you have an enjoyable day and you get "inky!"