Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Floral Bouquet- 'Pink' Wash and Blackboard technique - Featuring August Creative Cafe' Kit of the Month

Hello!  Today I'm back to share what is becoming a favorite technique of mine. Especially when I want to do that almost single layer card! 

I came across this when Blackboard and White wash started becoming a fun and new trend.  I've changed mine up a bit today as I'm using a pink inks instead of white ink on a black background.  And once again, I'm featuring the gorgeous Floral Bouquet stamp set that is included in our August Creative Cafe' kit. 
Check this out it's easier to do than you think!

 To Ink this beauty - I started with Memento Luxe Inks - the outline looks white but it is really Memento-Luxe Angel Pink; I wanted a little more color so used my Memento Luxe Rosebud and a water brush to softly fill the interiors. I stamped small circles with a clean pencil eraser end dipped in Rosebud ink.
To finish - I took my T-bar ruler to help me create a 'wonky' edge to my card. There are dies out there to do this as well, but I just had fun cutting my angles myself.
Once I had cut my background piece to the angles I wanted, I backed it with Pink cardstock with  just a 'smidge' showing. I put this all on a White card - cut and top scored at 4 1/4" x 11 - so it would finish as a standard A2 card and fit any envelope.
I used the stamp phrases 'Happy' and 'everything' from the Add-On stampset this month "Laurels" to create my sentiment 'Happy everything' aligning each word with the angled edge of the bottom. Stamping directly to the white card.
That's it for me today - keep an eye out we'll be sharing a sneak peek soon of our upcoming new kit release for September! 
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' kit- Gold 'n Glitz; Floral Bouquet and Add-on set Laurels
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' kit - Gold 'n Glitz; My Minds' Eye Market Street- 6x6 pad
Ink:  Memento-Luxe Angel Pink; Rosebud; Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Dies:  T-Rule to aide in cutting my angles

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