Hello! Yesterday, Rhiannon and I did a really fun Facebook Live over at The Rabbit Hole Designs Fan Page. Did you get to see it? If not, please click HERE to check out what we made. We had a fantastic time, and I think the viewers really enjoyed them selves too. I wanted to share some photos of the things we worked on (Rhiannon’s card will be in a separate post) during and prior to the Facebook Live.
This is the first sample I created prior to the Live. I used The Rabbit Hole Designs’ Diamond Flower stencil for this card, along with one of the images from the Old School Tattoo Affirmation stamp set. With all 3 of the cards I am sharing with you today, I ink blended a background with 3 Distress Oxides. Then I used an embossing ink dauber and applied the ink over the stencil, on to my (dry) background. I applied clear embossing powder to the wet ink and heat set it. Next, I applied a darker color of ink with a blending brush to the entire panel, and wiped the excess that was built up on top of the embossed areas. I steered clear of black, simply because I wanted to share ways to stretch your colors. I think that sometimes we rely on black too often, and don’t give our colors enough love.
I finished all 3 cards with a small stamped and fussy cut image, and a few sequins. The backgrounds on each of these is so striking, that I didn’t want to add too much that would clutter the card up, or hide the background.
My next card uses the Circle Illusion stencil, but this time, I made my embossed panel smaller. I ink smooshed the same Distress Oxides I used on the embossed panel on my card base, and I added one of the swallows from the Old School Tattoo Affirmation stamp set.
I really love the shine you get from the embossed stencil. And because I used an ink dauber to apply the embossing ink, I got a bit of a distressed look on these panels, which I love. For added sparkle, I did add some sequins to each card from Doodles Paper Playground.
This is the card I created during the actual Facebook Live. Again, I used the Circle Illusion stencil, but I went with a sunset color palette, as chosen by the real-time viewers of the Live. This color scheme was a bit out of my comfort zone, but I love that. Stretching your wings a bit and trying new things can be so much fun!
This card uses the Old School Tattoo Horseshoe stamp, and I colored it with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Again, once you create these stenciled emboss resist backgrounds, you don’t really need to do much more to your cards. This is a fun technique, and I know that Rhiannon and I will be doing more backgrounds like this soon. I’ll be sure to have Rhiannon post the card she made during the FB Live very soon. If you hung with us last night, thank you! I really appreciate you spending time with us. We hope you enjoyed it. And if you’re just headed over to check it out now, thank you to you as well! I hope you learn a couple of tricks. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!