Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Use the Dictionary, Betsy

Use the Dictionary, Betsy by Andrea G71

 September Stamp Club Card

Emerging Colour Technique


Whisper White:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 card base, scrap, 5 x 3-3/4

Wild Wasabi:  4 x 5-1/4

Pool Party:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8


Stamps:  Betsy's Blossoms, Petite Pairs, Dictionary Background Stamp

Paper:  Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party

Ink:  Basic Grey, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Black, VersaMark

Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, Pearls, Dimensionals, Oval Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Sponge, Sponge Dauber


Ink up the Dictionary background stamp with Basic Grey ink.  Stamp off on scrap paper before stamping on the Whisper White card stock.

Ink blossom stamp with VersaMark ink and heat emboss with Clear embossing powder.  (Another option that looks nice is embissing the flower in white embossing powder. With using white EP, you will not see the word of the Dictionary stamp popping through the flower.

Once embossed, place a mask over the flower. I just punched out a circle rather than fussy cutting another stamped blossom.  Ink up the leaf stamp in Wild Wasabi. Stamp around the masked blossom up to three times without reinking in between.  Continue until you are happy with how it looks.

Lift off mask and use a sponge to randomly sponge Wild Wasabi and Pool Party ink in a circular motion.  The more ink you add and the harder you press, the darker it will show up on the card stock.

Punch out an oval on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  Place the Apothecary Accent die over the oval (make sure the oval is centered) and run through the Big Shot. 

Ink the blossom stamp with Pool Party ink, stamp off and then stamp on part of the label. Sponge edges.

Stamp sentiment in Black ink. We found that the grey ink did not show up as well.

Use dimensionals to pop up the label and place over the sentiment.  Add pearls.

Voila! ! All done.

Here is the same card but with White Embossing Powder.

PS  My cards were inspired by THIS CARD on Splitcoaststampers.
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