This was a new technique for me. I’ve often admired plaid stamping on clean & simple cards, but I lack the discipline (and the stamp) to do it. There was a video by Laura Bassen in the class I took that shows how to do this with masking paper and a few daubers. Oh, I was all over that! How hard could it be, right?
Those that know me are looking at the beautiful straight lines and are already laughing 🙂
And yep, it took me three tries. Lines … must… be… straighter…
This whole card went downhill from there… I stamped the sentiment too hard and got ink all over the card front, which I promptly masked with a circle and filled in with black pigment ink.
I thought that’s ok – I’ll just stamp a white sentiment over it and all will be right with the world.
You know, you really should wait for black pigment ink to dry if you’re going to layer a white pigment ink over it to heat emboss. I figured that out as soon as the powder hit the paper. Yep.
[Tweet “One does not simply heat emboss a sentiment over a background stamped in pigment ink.”]
So the next day, I wiped off the embossing powder and redid it, and this time it worked out fine.
I though the sentiment was particularly fitting.
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