enjoying a Technique Challenge.
I am so happy that SU has added Blending Brushes (page 129)
to their product line. They are so much better than sponges, at
adding layers of ink, right where you want them. I feel that
it is a "technique" because you can create ombre effects,
or use simple stamping over shading that you have created,
as I have done in this example.
For this card,
I blended some Crumb Cake on Basic White, building
until I had just a bit of white showing. Then I stamped the
flowers from the Quiet Meadow Stamp set (page 110),
using Early Espresso ink. The sentiment comes from the
same set. I added a few "splotches" of craft ink over the
flowers, to add interest.
The image layer and one behind were cut out
with the Stitched Rectangles dies on page 165. I ran the card base
thru the (retired) Subtles Embossing Folder. Lastly, I added
a couple of Genial Gems (page 142) for some sparkle.
I know that this card is really stripped down, but I
wanted to emphasize the blending brushes. This is a fast
card, but the recipient will likely find it elegant.
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