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Thu 27

by Donna Sledzik


Hi everyone!  Today I have another card featuring new products from the April Magnolia release.

I saw this fun technique on YouTube and thought I would give it a try.  

You start by creating a background on watercolor paper using Distress Ink Reinkers.  The colors are so vibrant and stand out against the black background.


I created a few backgrounds, they look very messy but don't worry it all comes together.  I decided to use the yellow and pink background for my card.

I used the new Magnolia Blooms 3D Embossing folder for this technique.

On the flat side of the embossing folder, I applied Black Soot Archival ink as if I was inking a stamp.  I placed my background panel, ink side up, on the other side of the folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I repeated this process to get a little more black ink on my background.


This is what it looked like after the first pass through.  Next, I took Black Sharpie Markers and drew around the flowers and filled in the background so it was a deeper black.


Once the background was filled in, I applied Gold Foundry Wax lightly over the raised portions of the embossed background.  I also spattered the background with gold and white inks.

Next, I mounted the background onto a metallic gold mat and used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.


To finish the card I die cut the word hugs from metallic gold cardstock and glued it to a white die cut shadow piece.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by!







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