To make two A5 pieces of a single image and to use it to make several different cards until it was all used up. I also challenged myself to use a shade of green that I hate.
The image I chose was a fern leaf. It came from a font, so no drawing was needed. I used a variety of techniques, from stamping with ink, to stamping with texture paste, to stencilling. It got cut out in silver foil; in rubber table mat (to make the stamp); in thin plastic table mat to make embossing shapes that I can keep and use time and time again. I cut them out in different sizes. I used different colours.
This is the process of embossing the card. This very thin plastic table mat cuts like a dream and will not compress in the same way that card ones will. They give a nice clear impression too.
|I learned here, that it would be easier to use texture paste if I made my stamp double thickness. Oh well, there's always next time! It actually looks better in the flesh than it does here.|
|This one has a stencilled leaf made with clear texture gel. The black stamping is done with Memento ink.|
|Offcuts of the black were used like ribbons in this one.|
|A bit of glamour is sneaking in...no sentiments as I want to be able to choose what to use them for.|
|This one is very quick, just some fancy glitter tape either side of the black.|