This week saw me playing around with some nifty ink blending techniques, emboss-resist, and making my own embossed embellishments:
The teal card is my interpretation of a design by Jennifer McGuire.
For the teal card, I used a technique that I had attempted a month or so ago, but I used an embossing ink that was terrible and ended up tossing all of my attempts. Thankfully, I switched over to Versamark, and I so wish I had started with that, it is so much better.
For the colors, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink minis, which I am growing to love passionately. They blend beautifully, and combined with heat-embossed images, they look amazing. I’ll definitely be doing more with those in the future.
This past week, as per usual, I spent my days off of work cramming in as much crafting time as possible. I ended up making a slew of cards:
I am so proud of these ones in particular, they turned out so well! To give credit where credit is due, I got the design and technique idea from Jennifer McGuire–check out her versions Here. It’s kind of hard to tell in the pictures here but they are ombré-shaded ink with a shimmer finish, and dry embossing on the finished paper. I made most of the word embellishments myself, by die-cutting the words then heat embossing them.
I loved all of them, and can’t wait to make a bunch for giving away. Let me know in the comments below if you’d like more detailed instructions. Happy crafting!