Happy World Card Making Day!!
Today is all about cards and making cards and sharing cards and getting together with friends to make cards, and, well, you get the idea.
There is a lot going on today, so be sure and visit the Paper Crafts Connection blog for contests, a blog hop, and more. And stop by Moxie Fab World Blog as well! And for those of you on Twitter, please use the hashtag #worldcardmaking day on all of your posts. I have a certain editor friend who would have a dream fulfilled if it would trend today! :)
This is my first of two cards to share with you today. This card uses one of my favorite techniques for Spellbinders die templates, stenciling.
Spellbinders open die design allows you to ink through the spaces and add amazing details, just like on this flower from Juliana Hudgins’ set, Jewels Flowers and Flourishes.
My personal favorite way to ink through die templates is by using Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink and their fantastic handles. The handles have foam tips that are perfect for applying ink. (I use the Leaf version.)
Start by die cutting and embossing your favorite shape. The key to this is; leave the paper in your die template. Then simply rub the foam tip onto your ink pad. Gently rub the ink over the exposed surfaces.
For even more depth, layer another color of ink over the top. For this flower, I used a yellow ink first and then added an orange-yellow ink over the top. You can see below that the flower center is darker and the base of each petal.
Hope this inspires you to try inking through your die templates! Stay tuned for another card at 12 noon CST.
thanks for stopping by!