I am taking the Online Card Class- Clean and Simple Cards 4, and I tried a new technique called Faux Tiles. The original example used a piece of 2 inch mat board, but since I didn't have any, I used a larger ArT Canvas, which has the same thickness. I covered the front with masking tape, and using the Simon Says Stamp Fresh Daisies die, I ran it through my big shot. After peeling away the masking paper on just the flowers, I colored in the daisies using distress inks and a round applicator. When they were all colored in, I peeled off the rest of the mast and inked the background in blue and let it dry well. Then I coated the whole front with Versamark Ink and embossed it. I gave it a second coat for some added smoothness and shine. I love this effect! The card front has a little gold spritz on it, and I added some gold thread behind the tile.
Wow, I took a long break from blogging, but now I'm filled with creativity and ready to create. I was inspired by the challenge over at Virginia's View a "Clean Slate" -
I chose to make a clean and simple white on white card using an embossing folder and some die cut butterflies. I couldn't resist adding some Tim Holtz glitter to bling it up a bit. I went with a Wedding Day stamp with a swirly font to match the swirls around the butterflies. I don't think I've ever made a white on white card before, it has a very elegant look.
There are lots of options for this challenge, be sure to check it out and play along!
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