Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dear Friend with Lydia

Hi there everyone! It's Lydia here with you today showing a neat little trick to add a little 'faux' texture to one layer cards.

  Adding faux texture to one-layer cards 

I started off by using 'The Big, the Bold and Friends' set - I know it's not immediately clear how I used it but this is the set I used to created the kind of faux texture on the floral images. To do this I took many of the small words from the set and suck them in three rows on a long acrylic block- the block I used is 6" long so I could stamp these in a diagonal but you could always stamp these straight across the card if you have a smaller block. I stamped these lines of text repeatedly using white pigment ink so the whole front of my card blank was covered.


Once the white pigment ink was dry I then set to work stamping my floral images. For this I used 'In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers', for this technique you want to pick a solid image to stamp over the text you stamped in white and this set is perfect. You also want to use dye inks to stamp the flowers and leaves, the dye ink will be lighter on the pigment ink stamping so it will show through.


For the sentiment I die cut the 'In a Word: Friend Cutaway'from black card and attached this flat to my card, I covered it with a Wink Of Stella and Glossy Accents. I finished the sentiment off by using the 'dear' from 'The Big, the Bold and Friends' stamp set.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you give this technique a try! 

Hugs, Lydia xxx  

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  1. Gorgeous. Such a fun way to use this technique!

  2. Wonderful, Lydia! It might be wonderful to use a very pale grey ink, too? I may just give that a try ... thanks for the inspiration, and sharing your gorgeous card/fab idea!

  3. Wow Lydia, this looks amazing and have never seen this technique before. Thanks so much for sharing this, will have to give it a go later today!!!

  4. This is really gorgeous, Lydia, I love the text background you added behind the flowers!

  5. GORGEOUS card Lydia!!!
    WOW - the background stamping looks AMAZING, an EXCITING technique that adds an extra touch of AWESOME to your flowers & leaves!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

  6. Love your card & technique too.

  7. This is so beautiful! And thank you so much for sharing this amazing technique.

  8. Awesome technique! I am definitely going to give that a try.

  9. Very beautiful! Love the effect of the ghost stamping technique... super cool with all those words!


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