Hi everybody. A masculine card today for a family birthday coming up shortly. I decided to use this Aall & Create Chess Border Stamp and also an embossing folder called Chequered which is by Papermania and I have had it for a long time but I think this is the first time I have used it..tut tut!
I decided to make the background using acrylic paints on my gelli plate. I covered the plate with orange and opened the embossing folder and using the embossed side I laid it on the gelli plate, lightly pressing it to remove some of the paint, laying it down a second time to cover the plate, and then pulled the print. It worked well and I cut it down to fit my 6" square white card and then stamped the image using some Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. The stamp is very long so I only inked part of it. I darkened the edges with some blended Ripe Persimmon and then Hickory Smoke Distress Inks and used some beneath the image to ground it, and also added the Ripe Persimmon behind the stamping and added some White Inktense Pencil to highlight the image a bit. I then added the sentiment using the same Smokey Gray Ink and Clear Gloss EP.
Thank you for coming to visit my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am enterering the following challenges:
NBUS Challenge - No. 50 Where we used our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Colour Hues Challenge - No. 64 Orange and Slate Grey.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 729 Absolutely Anything Goes for their 14th Birthday!
We Love Stamping May Challenge - Anything Goes/In the Garden.
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Anything Goes/Stencil.