Beautiful Technique Card


tech_beautifulEmbossedCU_09I made this during a demonstration to show how easy it is to create a striking card with little more than white card stock, stamps, ink pads and a bit of creativity.

I coloured the bottom third of the card with Celadon ink by masking the top area and then rubbing the ink across the page. For the top I repeated a large solid stamp which I clear embossed, then, using an ink blending tool, I created the background with green & black Distress Inks. Nice, huh? Even the “ribbon” is an embossed stamp strip. The black bird is raised with foam squares to add dimension and interest.

Happy stamping!


  • white card stock
  • stamps: [bird, word] “Girls” from the Sharon Ann Baby Safari collection (Little Yellow Bicycle); [leaves] “Fine & Dandy” by Andrea Victoria for Stampology (Autumn Leaves); [ribbon strip] “Backgrounds” clear stamps (Upikit)
  • inks: “Celadon” ColorBox pigment brush pad (Clearsnap); “Shabby Shutters” and “Black Soot” distress inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger); clear embossing ink
  • other: Inkssentials™ blending tool (Tim Holtz/Ranger); clear embossing powder; black embossing powder; foam square; heat gun

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