Monday, November 24, 2008

Flourish Background

This card began on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece
of white card stock.
The background flourishes have been stamped
with VersaMark and embossed
with clear embossing powder.
The next step was to lightly sponge several shades
of blue dye ink all over the whole thing until
the flourishes are a little easier to see.
Now lightly talc to avoid strays.
Flick paper to get off excess talc.
With a dark pigment ink, stamp a border
flouish and the a phrase.
I used dark blue embossing powder with this design.
The design is now ready to glue to your card base.
Basic Stamping Tip:
Talc is easiest to find in the baby section
of your local discount store.
Look for the cheapest brand they have.
The ingredients should say something like: talc, fragrance.
I keep mine in a little votive candle cup
and spread it with part of an old washcloth.
Use whatever is handy and is small enough to
leave in the votive cup.
I talc everything I use embossing powder on
EXCEPT the dark cardstocks.

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