Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #497

Hey everyone!  Thank you for stopping by blog - I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one!  So much open space for your creativity.

My card features the Amazing stamp set from March 2019 Simon Says Stamp kit.  I love the art work - it's so retro.  The butterfly stamp/die is from Pink and Main and the sentiment label is from Spellbinders.  The sentiment, in full says, "Have I told you lately that you're amazing?" - well all that wouldn't fit so I blocked it all out and just inked up "amazing."

The technique is called Joseph's Coat - it's been around for a long time.  I know I did something like this when I first joined Stampin' Up! 21 years ago.  I used Distress Oxide inks on Bristol Smooth card stock.  I blended on 3 colors that I honestly can't remember what they were - Peacock Feathers was one of them.  I then stamped the images and clear embossed them.  Then I covered the whole panel with Chipped Sapphire.  Once it was fairly dry I buffed the ink off of the images to brighten them up.

I got this new embossing folder at Joann's - 50% off so I used it on the pink panel.  I love how this turned out!

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog and be sure to leave some love for the team.

7 Encouraging Thoughts:

Debbie said...

What a cool card! Great mix of colors and textures and techniques!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

GOrgeous card.
Faith x

Melissa Craig said...

Thank you Faith!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

This technique sure makes for a beautiful card background! Love it!

Lori said...

This card is amazing! Love the background and the colors you used. Great find with the embossing folder - it will come in handy I am sure!

Patti said...

You put a lot of work into this card Melissa and it sure paid off - it's soooo cool!!!!

Andrea W said...

The colors are really pretty and I like how you used the ribbon for extra detail.

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