This is my card for the SCS Clean and Simple CAS275 challenge of Quick and Stackable. I am running a week behind for this challenge but I've been unwell this past week so are playing catch-up. Please see this link for the details on the challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...a-t588203.html This is also another card for the SCS Technique Lover's Challenge TLC482 of To Emboss or To Stamp - which is specifically for Embossing folder stamping which I just LOVE! Please see this link for the details on this challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...D-t587762.html
I used a Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder and inked the folder with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks then sprayed the folder with water using my Ranger Mini Mister. I made sure that where I wanted to stamp my sentiment that I had more of the lighter coloured ink so the sentiment stood out a little. I lay my kraft cardstock on top and let it sit there for about a minute and pressed down to smoosh the ink around then lifted the cardstock off and let it dry naturally.
I rubbed my embossing buddy over the sentiment area then stamped the sentiment with Pearlescent Chocolate pigment ink and heat-set it using clear embossing powder. I diecut a star from dark brown cardstock and popped it up on a 3mm dimensional then added Glossy Accents to make it all shiny to match the sentiment (bit hard to see in my photo).
Lastly, I added the dark brown cardstock strip and tied on some Darice Hemp cord. I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.
I am sure that you could use this card for Father's Day as well (which we celebrate in September in Australia) or simply change the sentiment for a Get Well card. I have made about 6 of them so I have a nice little pile of cards for my stash which makes me uber-happy which is why I love this technique so much for mass-producing cards :-)
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 16158
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 @ 5:42 AM
What a fabulous look! Thanks for the great instruction write up too! I'm sure I would forget to try and leave a lighter area for sentiment stamping and I always forget to use my embossing buddy. I love this technique too and this card is an example of why. Super masculine card!