On Friday’s Facebook Live, I shared a quick and easy monochromatic card using this gorgeous Accented Blooms stamp set. Today I thought I’d step it up and share another monochromatic card that’s just a bit more involved.
View Friday’s Accented Blooms cards and watch the Facebook Live replay here.
For today’s card I chose two different shades of green for my monochromatic card – soft seafoam (oh how I love this color) and mossy meadow. The floral image is stamped with VersaMark ink onto soft seafoam cardstock, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and then heat set.
Tip #1: It is such a fine, detailed image, the key is a well inked pad and light pressure.
Tip #2: rubbing the cardstock with an embossing buddy will remove any static in the cardstock and reduce the excess powder that remains behind where it shouldn’t. Use a fine tipped paint brush to brush off any unwanted embossing powder that remains.
Tip #3: for solid stamped images like the ‘thank you’ on this card, a well inked (but not over inked) pad yields the best results. I’ve also found that if you hold the stamp to the cardstock for 3 or 4 seconds the ink seems to soak into the cardstock and creates a beautifully inked image. This might be all in my head lol but I’ve noticed a difference and have started doing this with all my stamped images.
Tip #4: to conserve your ribbon, tie your bows while the ribbon is still on the roll, then trim as needed. This will help prevent cutting it too long or too short.
Have a creative day!