If you are like most stampers you often debate which you should do, but I found out that you can do both at the same time! The Try a New Technique Challenge on SCS yesterday taught me how to do that! The speckled background was made using Simple Green. I didn’t have that on hand so I used Green Clean instead. They both have green in their names so I thought it should work. I want you to know that this card is far from perfect, but I spent so much time creating it I couldn’t pass up sharing it. It’s too easy to toss things into the failure pile, but then you would think I’m perfect all of the time. LOL! Since I had to spray a cleaner I sprayed it right over my bathroom sink. That means I stamped and cleaned at the same time. It doesn’t matter that I walked away and then started stamping again right away does it?
I think the coconut oil messed with the way the versamark and white embossing powder stuck to the paper. In some spots it stuck where I didn’t have any versamark and where there was versamark it didn’t want to stick at all in some places. Oh, well, at least I gave it a chance. Just don’t look too closely at the card and hopefully you won’t notice.
My goal was to create a winter forest scene with big white fluffy snowflakes falling to the ground. That I think I did accomplish. Don’t feel bad to give me your honest opinions. I hope you have a fantastic Tuesday!
|Stamps: Winter Post, Lovely as a Tree|
|Paper:Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Glossy White|
|Ink:Whisper White craft, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy|
|Accessories:Brayer, Heat gun, white ep, sponge, very vanilla 5/8″ grosgrain|
|Techniques: Speckled Background|