I recently bought the Tiny Alphabet Background stamp from Simon Says Stamp. For today’s card, I inked it up with Distress Inks in ombre fashion (light at the top, dark at the bottom). Since I wanted to emboss the leaves over the background, I let it dry for 24 hours to prevent stray embossing powder from sticking to the distress ink. I embossed the leaves with clear embossing powder, and then added the same inks from the alphabet background with a blending tool. The embossing powder resists ink , so the leaves stay clear and the background peeks through. I was surprised at how much the lightest alphabet (Tumbled Glass) at the top faded away when I blended ink over the project.
The “smile” die caught my eye while I was working on something else, so that is what I used to cut the wood paper. There are 2 layers of Neenah underneath the wood layer, just to pop it up a bit. And you can see that some of the white underlayer is peeking out – not intentional, but I am not fretting about it.
Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper-Paper Cherry Wood Paper, inks – Ranger Perfect Medium, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear.