Thursday, September 15, 2011

Enjoy the Journey

I have a pretty simple card today using a pretty cool technique.  It's called Paint Resist.  It's just like the traditional Resist Technique or "Ghosting", except you use paint instead of Versamark ink.  I inked up the fleur de lis background stamp from the Verve Bountiful Backgrounds set with Pearl Acrylic Paint Dabber.  I stamped it several times on a piece of white cardstock.  Once the paint dried, I rubbed Spiced Marmalade and Shabby Shutters Distress ink onto the piece and then wiped it with a cloth.  The paint resists the ink and creates this distressed-looking, textured background!

I stamped the sentiment from Bountiful Backgrounds onto Kraft cardstock and added score lines on the edges.  I die cut a heart out of black cardstock with the Jotted Heart Die and embossed it using the Tropical Paisley Sizzix Embossing folder.  I also applied some Pearl acrylic paint to the edges of the heart. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great day!  SUPPLIES USED:  Stamps- Bountiful Backgrounds (Verve Stamps); Ink- Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters Distress inks (Ranger), Onyx Black (Versafine); Paper- True Black, Kraft (PTI); Accessories- Pearl Acrylic Paint Dabber (Ranger), Jotted Heart Die (Verve Stamps), button (PTI);  Finished card measures 5.5"x4.25"


Monika/Buzsy said...

How pretty Charmaine. Love the sponged background. The colors are so pretty! :o)

Sara (deipara) said...

As someone who loaned out her heat gun, this is a great idea to make a background! Thanks Charmaine!


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