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Saturday 2 January 2016

Messed up turns good

Well this almost went into the bin!
This was another background I'd made months ago.  My friend KathyK showed me this technique, Faux Mother of Pearl, last year at the Craft Bubble Craftathon, thanks Kathy.  So as I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm working my way through backgrounds I've made.  I stamped with Distress Inks and Adirondacks in various colours, but I made a booboo when I stamped the largest stamp, the colour turned out far too dark, it looked as if it was black and was far to 'hard' looking.  Then I had a brainwave..... lol, got out my Misti and re positioned the stamp exactly over the images I didn't like, and stamped with Versamark, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Misti is just great for doing this. 
All the stamping was done with one set of stamps by Inadinkado, Cirlcles & Dots.   I added the sentiment, a stamp from Inkylicious, to finish off.  Not bad for a card that was destined for the bin is it...... lol
I've added a tutorial for Faux Mother of Pearl on the 'Tutorials from around the Web' tab at the top of the page.


Kathyk said...

And what a fab save it was too, brilliant, and thanks for the mention too mate

Happy New Year


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Super card
happy new year