Playing with texturePosted: March 23, 2011
Creating my floral panel was a little like designing a piece of fabric. I started by stamping the flowers in versamark and embossing in clear. Then I added pink by using a direct to paper technique. I wanted to create a little texture in my background so I laid the cardstock on the stamp pad and rolled over the top with my brayer. The fabric of the stamp pad as well as the edges showed up on the cardstock. It was very patchy coverage so I added sponging in many places otherwise the embossed flowers would not have been prominent enough.
The panel was still a bit empty so I randomly added pink flowers. There was still something missing so I stamped some more flowers in black. After adding a black mat I was happy with the way the flowers popped, both the black and the white. So this was definitely one of those cards that evolved.
Thanks for dropping by; I’ll have another card featuring the same texture technique later in the week.
Stamps: Infinite Goodness, Hugs and Wishes
Inks: Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Versamark
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Flourishes classic white
Also: Clear e.p.