Sunday, 6 March 2011

Baroque Card

Here is one of the card designs that I made for the upcoming Maple Village WI Spring Fayre (see blog entry below). This particular card features the Stampin' Up Baroque background stamp.

I've made the card using two different techniques. The photo above shows the most straightforward technique, which is simply inking up the baroque stamp with Baja Breeze dye ink. This is a very fast card to make, and the Baroque stamp is so stunning on it's own that it only needs a sentiment stamp and a bit of ribbon or embellishment, and 'voila,' you're done!

The other technique is a reverse of the above. The stamp is inked with a VersaMark pad and then the image is heat embossed. 
I tried two different embossing products -- 1) the clear UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) 

and 2) Stampin' Up's fine white embossing powder (below). 

The UTEE gives the image a more oldy-worldy distressed look, while the detailed white embossing powder creates a crisp and sophisticated appearance. 

You also will see by the cards below that I experimented with different colored inks and embellishments.