A snazzy embossed background can define a pretty card. I added VersaMark Ink to the inside of my Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The result? An artful richness that makes the embossing come alive. Today's 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial shows you the super simple procedure!
This week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO215) jumpstarted the ideas for my card design.
- The layered butterfly combines a crop from the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (Lucky Limeade) and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die. Did you notice that these little beauties nest perfectly? I used a touch of VersaMark on the edges for definition.
- To keep the card simple, I used Stampin' Up! Printed Designer Brads in two different spots, merely changing the colors. A huge benefit of using Stampin' up! products is that it's so easy to coordinate within color collections.
- Stampin' Up! Builder Punches get amazing mileage. The two stems are from the Bird Builder Punch.
- Solid Versamark coverage on the finished background looks lovely. However, I think the effect of an uneven inking is an even more engaging effect. Take a look at this background before I added the embellishments.
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Stamp Set: Friendly Phrases (W126149, C126151)
Paper: Island Indigo (122923), Lucky Limeade (122926), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: VersaMark (102283), Island Indigo (122937)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119277), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335), Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (118138), Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (114507), Bird Builder Punch (117191), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275)
The Perfect Touch: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025), Designer Printed Brads (122940)