Here are some cards I made for our recent team swap. One of the best things about being a demonstrator is that I get to share and swap ideas with some very talented card makers and scrappers that I’ve come to know since joining Stampin’ Up! I often think it’s a bit like being part of a “papercraft renaissance” lol.
For these cards I’ve used the gorgeous Live your Dream (p. 3 of the new Summer Mini Catalogue) set that we each received at our last Stampin’ Up! regional Training day in Sydney. I’ve had lots of time now to play with this set……..and I think it has become a favourite because of all the different things you can do with it. It’s great for either scrapbooking or card making and would make a great gift for a beginner crafter too (*hint hint* for those of us who still have a bit of Christmas shopping to do……..I’m putting in my last order to be delivered before Christmas on the 15th DEC!)
Anywayyyy……..the technique I’ve used here is called Ghosting or Vitalised Vellum.
The image is created by inking up a piece of vellum cardstock in Purely Pomegranate ink with a Brayer and then using a clean dry stamp to remove some of the ink before it dries. I had a lot of fun with this technique and I’ll be posting some more Vitalised Vellum cards soon.
Here’s what I used if you want to recreate these cards at home (all supplies available from Stampin’ Up! through me:
Stamps : Live your Dream stampset
Ink : Purely pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie.
Paper : Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Confetti White, Purely Pomegranate, White Vellum cardstock.
Accessories : Brayer, Silver Brad, Pumpkin Pie Grossgrain Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Anywhere Gluestick, Paper Piercer and foam mat (from Crafters Tool Kit)
Here’s a close up of one of the cards: