Jan 16, 2008

This Week's Card Technique/Challenge

I was bored last night (no internet access - still) and not really in the mood to do anything (well maybe eat some chocolate!) While I was waiting for my son to get home from Basketball practice, I decided it was time for a new stamping idea/motivation. I pulled out some back issues of Stamp and Scrap and also Rubber Stampede (I think) to get the creative juices flowing. Here's the technique for you to try:

Faux Linen

Step 1- grab some glossy cardstock and stamp your background image(s) in versamark
Step 2- find some medium grit sandpaper and gently sand up the page
Step 3 - using the same sandpaper sand across the page
Step 4- make sure all the gloss is removed
Step 5- find your sponge dauber and your Creamy Caramel ink pad, gently splot the carmel on the paper
Step 6 - find your handy stamping sponge and smooth the color over the paper- the sanding has made areas for the ink to "catch"
Step 7 - use your finger (or a brush) to highlight some areas (add a little more color)
Step 8 - finish your card
Step 9 - Post a link to your finished card in the comments for the world to see!

For more detailed instructions, complete with pictures check out the tutorial at Splitcoast

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