Thursday, September 24, 2020


I've been playing around with the Modern Circles set and decided to combine a couple of older techniques to create a type of Bokeh effect. Here's the card!

I used Joseph's Coat and the Kiss Techniques to make this amazing background. If you are not familiar with these, Joseph's Coat combines several ink colors on the background, covered with clear embossed images and black ink over the top. The Kiss Technique uses a solid stamp inked up, then stamped on that stamp with a patterned inked up stamp, then you stamp the first stamp onto your paper. Clear as mud? LOL. Sorry.  This will help, trust me. There are tutorials that Pat Huntoon did eons ago for these techniques: Joseph's Coat  Kiss and Twist .

This shows the colors I chose for this background.

As you can see, I just brushed the different ink colors randomly over my piece of white cardstock. I then used a powder bag across the surface so that no embossing powder would stick where I didn't want it.

Next, using the Kiss Technique, I stamped random areas using Versamark and Black Ink (some spots were just Versamark). I added the clear embossing powder and heat set. Then I took Versafine Clair black ink and covered the entire piece. Using a piece of paper towel, I rubbed off the excess ink from the embossed areas.

I attached the panel to an A2 black card base and added a hand-made Hello cutout, along with a few embellishments. 

I'm all geeked up about using some older techniques after doing this card. Hope you are inspired to bring back some of the oldie-but-goodie techniques, even if you've never tried them before!

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Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!