The weekend sure went by fast! Can't believe it's Monday already! I'll be working my normal days for the next two weeks, then will have the first week of November off. I'm going to need it before all the craziness of the holidays starts in the flower department!
On Saturday I had some time to play with some techniques. I wanted to try and figure out how to get an embossed image and at the same time, achieve a bit of shading. I thought about the "second generation" stamping technique and realized that after stamping off the image once on scratch paper, I could add a bit more ink to just the edges of the stamp, before clear embossing it. No coloring, no blending, and it turned out pretty cool! I used the Decorative Ornament cling stamp from Hero Arts for these first two cards.
The sheer bows on this card started out white. I made some paint with the inks and water, then dragged the ribbon through the mixture, for a light "wash" of color.
Along with the same technique on the ornament, I also used the acrylic block technique on this next card, but with a twist. I wanted to make a frame, so I only inked around the outside edges of the block, before spraying it with water and stamping it onto the paper. Then I masked off the frame and stamped part of the Music Background in the middle.
I made one more card that I thought would be fun. I used the Hero Arts Have a Donut clear set. I've always thought the Christmasy cups they give you at Starbucks, during the holidays, are so cute! So I paper pieced the cup and decorated the donut with green and red swirls! Yum! The background was stamped with Hero Arts' Stunning Snowflakes.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope everyone has a great start to the week! :)