Thursday, March 24, 2011

Have A Great Day ~She's a Sassy Lady~

Hey Hey!
Today is my post day for She's a Sassy Lady and you can find this tutorial running other there as well! I hope you like...I certainly enjoyed making it...

And now onto the tutorial...

First on your work surface (I am using a mat but glass is great as well) press your ink, preferably Distress Inks for this, directly onto the mat.


You will then mist with water, using something like Mini Mister works the best because they give a small amount of water unlike most regular sized water misters. Then take any embossing folder and walk the folder around the wet ink. Taking care to rotate and move the folder so it will pick up all the colors. This is were you will want to do a test piece, because each time it will look different and depending on what side of the embossing folder you use, will be different as well. So try a couple things, and remember, save those samples for another project!


Its hard to tell here what the embossing looks like but you can see the color picked up into my canvas. Now this did not turn out perfectly, I should have used more color and moved it around the colors more. But the reason I want to show you my not perfect version is to see that we all try things and they don't always work out just as we want..but still do-able!


I then chose 2 more colors of Distress Ink to color the top portion of the embossing which brings that out more! So there is color in the debossed area as well as the embossed.


At this step you will want to choose a stamp that has some open background. This is hard to explain but seeing the stamp inked below will give you a better idea. See where there is detail but the majority is black or solid.


Here is the stamp now stamped directly onto the canvas.


And then the stamp, with left over ink, stamped onto card stock. I did NOT reink. By stamping first onto the canvas, it left this neatest texture on the solid part of the stamp. This is also referred to as a "kissing" technique in stamping but instead of 2 stamps, I used canvas to get that texture.

Next step I did the same thing as I did in the very beginning. I pressed Distress Inks onto my mat, spritzed with water and then I used them like watercolor. ( Distress Ink colors: Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters, Broken China, Spun Sugar and Dusty Concord)


And lastly...putting together the card!
I decided I would use the canvas as an accent piece on the card, and of course I saved the left overs after hand cutting leaves (which I then pulled at the edges to get that great texture from the canvas). I backed the canvas piece with black card stock to bring it out a bit more, added a black Prima and some gems. I also used my scoring board to score lines around the white of the card for some small added detail.


Hope you all like! xoxo, Leah

13 comments:

magicwanda said...

Hi Leah awesome as always....
Stop by I got something for you
Hugs Wanda

Cheryl said...

Very cool technique and very pretty.

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Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! This is really cool!! TFS

Charlotte said...

I am excited we are going to be working and creating together. Visit my blog for a little surprise.

Audrey Frelx said...

Leah, I saw your card on Sheila's blog!!! Great card and technique!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Great card, Leah! Love how you've used your folder .. but my fave are the score lines .. go figure! Just makes a really neat statement! Have fun and be careful heading home!

GabyCreates.com said...

Great card and technique!!! and glad to be on same DT with you over at WW!!

Kim H said...

What a great tutorial! I love when you take basic paper and make it your own! The card is beautiful! Congrats on the DT assignment! Can't wait to see your creations! Have fun on vacation... don't worry about the kids just enjoy your and your husbands ALONE time!lol

Staying Crafty said...

Very pretty!

DonnaMundinger said...

Beautiful results for an amazing technique! You'll have to show me in person. xxD

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Leah, I just love your card and the great tutorial that you shared with us at Shes A Sassy Lady. You are so talented and I appreciate you showing us your techniques. TFS

Joy said...

Hi Leah....I was doing a lil blog hoppin ( Im way behind ) and I'm glad I stopped by...I LOVE thiz card !! Great technique!
xoxo Joy

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello Leah~ I am a new follower of your blog but I am also a fellow design team member for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge Blog.
I thought I would try to follow all my fellow designers, introduce myself & support your blog.
I have enjoyed your fabulous blog & have loved browsing your fantastic layouts, cards & projects. This card you made is truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing the step by step. Great pics.
I wish you the best & am really glad to have found your lovely blog.
Take care,
Sonia