There's a technique I was introduced to awhile back that I hadn't had a chance to try yet, until now! It's making your own ink pad using regular white felt sheets from the fabric store and reinkers! I chose some fall colors and added drops of ink to 4 layers of white felt. I tried to add the ink blots next to each other, but not overlapping so my colors wouldn't run together. I think chose some stamps featuring leaves and went to town! Here's the result:
I love the leaves! This looks just like the mountain scenery I see every day and boy was it fun to make. The other fun technique I did was to use an embossing folder as a stamp. You'll have to look really close, but I used my honeycomb embossing folder, inked it up with Sahara Sand and placed my card into the folder and just rubbed it with my hand. I wanted a very faint look, but not plain background. It's a great way to get more mileage out of an embossing folder.
We are making this card and more at my class tonight (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) and tomorrow (9:00 to 11:00 a.m.). I still have some seats at the table so let me know if you want to come! You'll love it!
Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting
I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!