Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Weathered Stone Technique

Evening All!

Today's card is one that features a new technique that I call Weathered Stone. It is really simple to do and looks very cool! To do the technique all you do is take a Crumb Cake ink pad and swipe it across the front side of a textured impressions embossing folder and then place a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock inside the folder and run through the Big Shot. This transfers some of the ink into the flat areas around the raised design creating a weathered stone look! Has a very vintage look. LOVE IT! The color ink and cardstock is important. There is a more subtle version of this technique called Bisque Pottery that uses Sahara Sand ink on very vanilla cardstock. So try both styles! Here is my card using this technique:

Doesn't that look neat? It really reminds you of old stones that have that algae and aged look from being in the elements for years. Here is a close up of the technique:

The butterfly that I used on this card is from the Strength & Hope Set. This is a special set you can purchase to help combat breast cancer. For every stamp set purchased Stampin Up! donates $2.00 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. So if you haven't got your set order it now because it is only available until August 31st! You get a gorgeous stamp set and you know that your purchase helps go to fighting this horrible disease that affects so many families.

Strength & Hope Stamp Set Wood Mount - #118100 $17.95 & Clear Mount #123660 $13.95:

Here is what I used on the card:

Stampin Up! Stamp Sets: Strength & Hope, Elements of Style, Four Frames, Pocket Silhouettes

Paper: Stampin Up! Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso

Ink: Stampin Up! Classic ink pads in Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Stampin Up! Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper textured impressions embossing folder, big shot, basic pearls, edge distresser, decorative label punch, sponges, dimensionals

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Big Mama's Blog

Very nice technique and card!


Love the card and technique. How'd you mat the decorative label punch? TIA Pam
since I have no blog can seem to only do this as anon.


I mounted the decorative label punch by just trimming the stamped image from the Four Frames. After you stamp it and punch it out there is a small border between the stamped image and the punch edge so I just trimmed that area off and mounted it on another decorative label punch out of cherry cobbler. Hope that makes sense - LOL!

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