It's Thursday...time to play at Pals Paper Arts! This week is a fabulous sketch challenge designed by Margaret Moody. Although 'tis the season for fabulous Fall, Halloween and Christmas cards, I opted to create a non-seasonal card using the Dream Gardens set and the faux silk technique! Enjoy!
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips:
- Emboss! Heat embossing is a wonderful technique to help images "pop"! All of the images used on this card were stamped in VersaMark Watermark Ink and then heat embossed with Black Stampin' Emboss Powder! What an impact this makes when compared to just stamping an image in Basic Black!
- Faux Silk! In a matter of seconds, you can transform ordinary tissue paper into an extraordinary background! After preparing the surface (see this pictorial), I brayered Cherry Cobbler ink onto the tissue, and then randomly stamped and heat embossed the "Dream" image!
- Make the sketch your own! A sketch is meant to be a starting point for your creativity. Notice that I did not use a wide border, as illustrated in the sketch. Instead, I opted to use the Scallop Trim Border Punch, which I accented with Basic Pearls.
- Au naturale! Get out of the Very Vanilla rut! Natural Ivory has an organic feel, and is just perfect for adding "warmth" to a card. Try it...you'll like it! A light daubing of Basic Gray connects the image mat to the black embossing, creating a cohesiveness among all of the layers.
- Add depth and dimension! "Pop" up the "Dream" circle with Stampin' Dimensionals!
An added note: Those of you who frequent The Stampin' Schach know that I respond to your comments individually, when an email address is available. Plus I comment on your cards, especially those which are submitted for Pals Paper Arts and The Paper Players. Please bear with me for the next few weeks, as time will be a limited resource for me. We had puppy drama Tuesday with Muffy the Boxer, who was injured trying to crawl over the divider in her crate. While her injuries heal, I have to keep the Boxer Twins separated, occupied, and happy...which is a full-time job! So if you notice that I have not thanked you individually or that I have not commented...you know the reason! Until next time...
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