…It seems I was avoiding my scrap/craft room for the past month for a couple of reasons…
1. It really has been a super busy month.
2. It’s a mess in there.
So this week, instead of being my normally overwhelmed self who thinks I can’t create until it’s PERfEcTLY neat… I told myself “just clear off 3 feet of desktop and empty that basket, then you can play.” The next day I said to myself, “clean off the rest of the desktop and clean out THAT basket, then you can play.” And of course, once I start playing, the next day I want to create some more… wow, I’ve really been missing it! So maybe baby steps are in order in my scrap dungeon, and creative play and a little cleaning is better than avoiding eye contact with the big mess and doing nothing.
Meanwhile, looking at Jennifer McGuire’s blog today and seeing this video, inspired me to try some Layered Stamp Resist technique. Scroll down through her post; the video tutorial is towards the end, and it’s the first technique on the tutorial.
I created the card below using only one color of ink… Vineyard Berry. My background stamp is Sanded by SU! and the the other stamps are Western Flourishes and something else??!? from CTMH. The quickie version of the technique is
1. Stamp with your background stamp in one color.
2. Stamp over your stamped image with flourish/shape/whatever stamps in Versamark.
3. Emboss with clear embossing powder.
4. Brayer, pounce, sponge with the same color as the background – the embossing will resist the ink. I used a brush to color mine.
And here you go:
The strip in the middle is the one that I tried this technique on. I’ve also used some May Arts ribbon and some gold-foil stamped chipboard from XY&Z/Colorbok.
Thanks for looking!