My background was stamped with an embossing folder. Have you ever tried this? All you do is open the Brick Wall Embossing Folder to the bumpy brick side and pounce the Basic Gray Ink Pad over the bumps. Insert the Very Vanilla Cardstock inside, close the folder and rub over it with your hand. Once you open the embossing folder, the brick lines will be stamped onto your cardstock! Neat huh?
The 2nd technique I used on my card is a little bit of watercoloring. I scratched a little bit of color with the black Watercolor Pencils first and then used my Aqua Painter to swirl the color around. I then added a 2nd color which resembled the Rich Razzleberry Cardstock that I used in one of my layers. To complete the watercoloring, I also added brown under the motorcycle tires. I love how this turned out!
The layers for my card are as follows:
- Card Base: Basic Gray Cardstock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Score in the center at 4-1/4″.
- Layer #2: Rich Razzleberry Cardstock 5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″. Wrap Basic Black Baker’s Twine around the bottom twice and tie into a bow. Glue to card base.
- Layer #3: 5-1/4″ x 3″. Stamp the background with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. Stamp the motorcycle image with VersaMark Ink and sprinkle with Black Embossing Powder. Set with Heat Tool. Add the watercoloring as described above. Glue to card front.
- Sentiments: Stamp the sentiments with Rich Razzleberry Ink and cut into banners. Glue in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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