Hi all. I'm back with a masculine birthday card using a feather stamp from a set by Art Journey called Nature Flowers, and I also used a set of XCut hexagon dies and an embossing folder by Sheena Douglass from her Textures range called Distress which I have had for quite a long time. I decided to use the Joseph's Coat technique which I have probably only tried about once before and is a form of emboss resist which is the theme this time over at the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, this month being a mixed media challenge. The card features ink blending, stamping, heat embossing, dry embossing and die cutting.
I started by covering my piece of card with three Distress Inks added using a blending tool. It is best to apply them heavily and choose nice strong colours. I chose Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed and Cracked Pistachio. I then stamped the feather, first making sure the inks were perfectly dry, using Versamark and heat embossed using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I then got out my Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and rubbed the pad all over the piece, and then using a piece of tissue I cleaned off the feather images which remain trapped under the clear embossing and surrounded by the black inked background. I then die cut out four hexagons from it. I decided to use an embossed background and found a Sheena Douglass Texture embossing folder called Distress and added this just left white. I finished by adding a die cut sentiment cut from a piece of black card.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon.
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