Wednesday, October 19, 2016

All Is Calm

Hello, Inky Friends! I'm Ro and I'm absolutely thrilled to be one of the new Design Team Members here at Technique Junkies!  I am looking forward to sharing all the fun stamps and projects along with this fabulous Design Team!

For my first project, I just had to play with some of the winter background stamps. I know it's only October and Halloween hasn't even hit yet. But it's never too soon to get started on those Christmas I right?

This card is adapted from Pat Huntoon's Technique By Design from the archives (Feb 2010).  This technique can be found on CD  #8.  I have always been excited by using background stamps in different ways, and Snow Swirls and Sparkles are perfect complements to each other.

To start out, I stamped both backgrounds on a 4.25" x 5.50" piece of white cardstock using VersaMark.  Super easy to get a nice clean stamped image when using the MISTI!

I then added some white embossing powder and heat set both backgrounds.

This is where the messy fun begins!  Using Art Anthology Minx Shimmering Ink in Midnight, I added a few drops to each background image. With that handy tool everyone owns (a finger), I smooshed (that's a word, right?) the ink around to coat the entire piece of cardstock.

Look at that beautifulness!!!!

Next, I used a thin die (you could use a square punch or hand cut as well) and cut three squares out of each background.

I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 5.25" X 3.50" and adhered the squares, alternating them in both rows and columns.

I then stamped and embossed the "All Is Calm" sentiment on kraft cardstock and cut it into a banner. I foam taped an embossed snowflake to the center of the card and mounted the banner on top. A couple of pearls in each corner finished off this card.

Here is a close-up of a section of the card. You can really see the beautiful detail of the embossed background images.

If you'd like to order any of stamps or inks, or the MISTI, used in this project, head over to the Technique Junkies site.  If you'd like to know more about me, I'd love it if you would visit my personal blog, Toodle Noodle Creative

Til next time,
Keepin' It Inky!