Friday, September 14, 2018

Sincerely Yours - Sending You Comfort - simple elegance

Yep, more cards. I know its shocking. But like I said yesterday, I am truly enjoying the card-making process with the images in Sending You Comfort! One more day and the entire release from Papertrey Ink will be available. The whole release is a home run. No, its a grand slam! Truly beautiful designs and I am so humbled to be a tiny part of it!

I promised I would not use my favorite color palette again today, so I didn't. Sort of. Today I only used the purple color. Because it is!

Because I knew I wanted to heat emboss the lined leaf branch image from Sending You Comfort, I had an unusual order of how I created this card. Not my normal.

I began by heat embossing the lined leaf image and sentiment with gold powder on my cardstock. Once an image is embossed, the shiny and raised area does a ton of resisting of other inks, allowing me to create the background look I wanted.

I then inked the entire background with purple ink. Distress Oxide inks take forever to dry. Which is an awesome feature, but not if you are looking to heat emboss. Inking a background like this can take many hours to dry. I didn't have that kind of time in my day. Had I attempted to heat emboss the leaf branch after inking, it would have been a mess. The embossing powder would have stuck to the whole background. Even if I passed a heat gun over it. So, knowing the embossing powder would resist, that is why I chose that order.

I rubbed the ink away from the embossed areas with a dry paper towel. (any water would have altered the inked background)

Finally, the background still needed something. It was too plain. Too flat-looking. So I stamped the solid leaf image in the same purple ink. Once again, I could stamp over the embossed areas and wipe the excess ink away. Mixing the lined and solid image leaf is such a great look! I want to try it with more colors of ink. Maybe on kraft cardstock...My next post will be to tell you its time to shop. I will be at an outdoor concert that night, so my lists will get updated as soon as I get home. :D

Sincerely Yours,
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1 comment:

Verna Angerhofer said...

A gorgeous card design. I love the leafy design.

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