Good Sunday morning. My project today was made for another Hope You Can Cling To Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. The challenge was “Let’s Lick This Thing” and make a card with a mail theme. I chose to play with the Letters Mingle Souls stamp set from Impression Obsession.
I brayered the inside front of the embossing folder ( Belleek Inspired technique) with old paper ink to create a soft patterned background. I stamped the letter image three times and the pen two with versa and heat embossed using gold embossing powder. I wanted to paper piece the images to create dimension.
I wanted this to look aged so I painted parts of the images with light pink ink and then painted over lightly with old paper ink. I cut the images out and pieced them together and attached them with mounting tape on the card base. I finished with the soft pink multi loop bow that I heated with the heat gun to shrivel and age the ribbon. For some reason I have a very hard time photographing gold embossing so these pictures do not show how pretty this is in person.
OK. So here’s a question for you. How many of you are old enough to remember fountain pens? Oh…and the inky messes they made on your fingers or paper when they leaked?LOL!
I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Impression Obsession Letters Mingle Souls Paper: Vanilla Ink: Distress Ink Spun Sugar, Old Paper Accessories: Sizzix Corners and Lattice Set , Versa , Gold Embossing Powder , Organdy Ribbon, Mounting Tape , Glue Dots , Brayer , Snips, ATG, Big Shot, Heat Gun