Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Life is Better With Friends


To create this card I used two different Technique stamps and my Pan Pastels.  I used Veined Marble  - http://techniquejunkies.com/veined-marble/, and  Better With Friends - http://techniquejunkies.com/better-with-friends/.

If you look at the Veined Marble stamp, you can easily that the lines and veins are not evenly distributed through the stamp.  That very fact gave me an idea.  I first stamped my marble  stamp with the dirty Versamark on white card stock. I then applied a peachy color of Pan Pastel.  Then I reinked the stamp with the dirty Versamark and twisted the stamp so the image was stamped in the opposite direction of the first stamping.  This caused the "veins" of the marble to be in different places. I covered that inking with a rose Pan Pastel.  Next I reinked the stamp with the dirty Versamark pad.  This time I bent  the stamp and stamped in a variety of places over the previously stamped images.  Now I used a burgundy Pan Pastel.  Then I sprayed it  with an artist fixative.  I used a fixative I bought years ago and it has very little smell.  I have used it for a long time but now I think I need a new can, This process added depth to the Veined Marble because you can see the various colors in layers -- just like with a real piece of marble.

I used my "embossing buddy" over the surface and then stamped the focal image  with Versafine black ink.  It was covered with black embossing powder and heat set it.

I used several layers of both card stock and designer paper.  I used a twisted ribbon and some pearls as an embellishment.

The next Blog Hop for the new January release stamps will be on Monday, January 2, 2017.  Set your calendar to come along on out hop!

Happy stamping and get inky!

Judy Jackson

2 comments:

Beth Norman said...

Turned out beautifully Judy. The colours are so nice. I don't own pan pastels.

Jan Peterson said...

I like the different textures. A card that draws the eye to look.