Monday, February 23, 2015

Simply Ampersand

I had so much fun with my stencil card that I tried the technique again, this time using a cut file from Bird's Cards. I cut the stencil from white window-cling material, which worked pretty well. Plus, the plastic washes right off and I can stick it on my window for safe-keeping!

I inked the stencil with watermark ink, removed the stencil, sprinkled it with silver powder & heat-embossed it. Then I inked it with an orange ink.I'm happy with how it came out, as I took some risks with the faded look. I'll definitely be making more of my own paper!
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The banners were cut/embossed with a die from a mirror-like silver paper. I edged the banners with a black marker, and carefully hand-stamped the sentiments in watermark ink using rubber stamps. The letters are heat-embossed in orange; I used a brush to clean up the extra powder to get a clean surface.

I cut the ampersands from black paper on my Silhouette. I covered one of the ampersand with orange embossing powder and, while the powder was still hot & melty, stamped it with a decorative rubber stamp inked with silver.

Stampin' Royalty #267
Inspiration/Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps #98: Embossing + Stamping
Stampin' Royalty #267: Photo Inspiration
The Male Room #4: Create Your Own Background Paper


Update: This earned a Top 3 spot at The Male Room Challenge #4! Thank you!
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7 comments:

Carrie Rhoades said...

WOW, what a cool background! Thanks for playing along with us at http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com

Chris D. said...

Holy crow! This looks sooooo cool! Love the orange/silver combo!

Susan Hogan said...

You are getting very adventurous! How fabulous does this look! Love the colours too - big WOW factor.

RitaK said...

Cool card. Thanks for joining the ATSC. Hugs Rita

Deborah Frings said...

This is a brilliant background,lots of texture and I do like the bold orange. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room challenge!

Louise van Vuren said...

fantastic background paper, love the handmade stencil, I must give this a try it looks amazing, perfect for a masculine card. Thanks for joining us at The Male Room
Louise xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome background! Love that gold~Thanks for joining in at TMR!