Today I'm sharing a little Lindy's Stamp Gang love and showing off one of the new products Purely White Embossing Powder. I'm also hoping to inspire you with 3 different cards all using the same basic technique. I don't know about you, but Christmas cards always cause me a little bit of panic: how will I get them all done, how can I keep the costs down, what can I make that is a bit different? Well, using this technique, you can make unique cards that are fun and all without too much stress - plus make them as funky or elegant as you like!
- Lindy's Stamp Gang Products
Starburst Sprays - California Poppy Gold, Hottie Patottie Hot Pink, Azure Sea Asters, Silent Night Silver, Tiffany Lou Blue & Tea Pot Purple
Flat Fabios - Tweedle Dee Denim
Embossing Powder - Purely White
- Inchie Arts - Mat board Squares 4", 2" & 1"
- Archival Ink Pad - Watering Can, Deep Purple, Magenta Hue and Forget Me Not
- Distress Ink Pad - Tumbled Glass & Shaded Lilac
- Brilliance Ink Pad - Moonlight White & Platinum Planet
- Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
- Delicata Ink Pad - Golden Glitz
- Stickles - Star Dust
- Paper from The Paper Temptress - Cryogen White & White Diamond
- EK Success Punch - Mini Corner Edger
Flourishes - Handmade Snowflakes
Stamps by Judith - Snowflake and Dots
- Ranger & Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool
- X-Press It - Double Sided Adhesive Tape and Double Sided Foam Tape
- Red Lead Paperworks - Wooden Word Charm
- Assorted Ribbon
What I Did:
Beginning with the basic technique.....
Grab your favourite Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst colour combinations, today mine are:
California Poppy Gold, Hottie Patottie Hot Pink,
Azure Sea Asters, Silent Night Silver &
Tiffany Lou Blue & Tea Pot Purple
Spray one colour randomly onto the mat board, this is California Poppy Gold.
Add a second colour, so that none of the white is showing through, I used Hottie Patottie Hot Pink,
then leave to dry completely, this may take a few hours.
When creating multiple cards, try to vary your colours and how you apply them.
Eg: Colour some using the dabber top.
Now for the final layer.
Cover with Lindy's Embossing Powder in Purely White - word of warning this stuff is fabulous, you may want to buy more than one jar! It's crisp, opaque and produces beautiful fine detailed images.
Now - so all your cards don't look too much alike, I'm showing you an extra idea that you can use to create a coordinating background! It's low stress and even uses some of the same steps as the mat board panel!
First cut your card front to size then using clear sticky ink stamp images onto 2 corners - I chose corners opposite each other.
Cover with Embossing Powder - Purely White and tap off any excess.
Using a water based ink like Distress Ink (not archival, waterproof or india ink pads) apply the ink using an ink blending tool. I swirled the colour over the embossed images in little circular motions.
These won't need much to finish them off, just decide whether you want fun and funky or elegant and sophisticated cards!
I've gone with fun and funky for this first card.
I've rounded the edges, stamped 'Joy' in the same colour ink I used on the mat board panel
and then flicked some of the Hottie Patottie Hot Pink over the background.
That's all from me today, I hope you've learned something new or have been inspired to try a technique that you haven't used for a while :)