Saturday, 11 February 2017


Today I'm sharing an ombre style, emboss resist card,
with inspiration from the awesome Jennifer McGuire

I would definitely recommend watching the video for this style.
Usually, if I try something 'arty' like this, it ends up in the bin,
so I am thrilled with how this turned out.

I used a large, lace background stamp from MFTstamps.
A tip I picked up from the video is that, once you've inked your stamp with Versamark, it's easier to press your card onto the top of the stamp.
Then sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set.

I had a little trouble with the sentiment.
My sandwich of card and foam with Stick It, just would not cut through cleanly.
So I ended up die cutting them separately and then sticking them together.

I cut out the sentiment on my embossed panel, place some ds tape over the back,
and then pressed my 'congrats' into the space.
Just remember to keep all those tiny little pieces from the embossed panel, that need to be put back in.


(Classy and elegant style - hopefully! )

I made this as a wedding card, but looking at it now I think I could use it for
an anniversary, or maybe a new baby girl.
And, in real life, the glitter on the sentiment is so much prettier.

My Favorite Things - Lace Background Stamp and Stitched Scalloped Border Die
Distress Ink - Pickled Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Lawn Fawn - Congrats Die
Glamour Dust. Stick It. Foam Sheet. White Embossing Powder. Glue Pen. Versamark


Joyce said...

This is really beautiful. Love your ombre inking and how you made that sentiment just pop.

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, your Classy and Elegant card is gorgeous! Love the ombre background as how you partially inlaid your sentiment- great job with both of these techniques! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept-we look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery again soon! Hugs and I hope you have a blessed February!

Debbie Bonczek said...

This lacy look is just awesome. Beautiful work.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love this pretty ombre lace technique! Very pretty! Thanks for joining us over at The Card Concept!

Estelle TBT said...

Fabulous and elegant card Caroline! Love your great ombre background and the sentiment as well
Beautifully done!