Another Wine & Cheese Thank You

Another Wine & Cheese Thank You

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This card (above) was actually my 3rd attempt at a thank you note with this wine and cheese stamp by Inkadinkado (and not completely planned).  As I mentioned in a previous post, I had an idea I had wanted to try which was inspired by a card project called “Peace, Love, Joy Holiday Card” using an emboss resist technique that I saw on StampTV.  This 2nd attempt is here:

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I followed the “recipe” in the video.  I began by stamping the background stamp called “Wine Labels” by Stampendous with Memento Warm Cocoa ink on ivory card stock.  Then I embossed the wine and cheese image on top of that with versamark ink and clear embosssing powder.  Finally, I sponged Memento Toffee Crunch and Warm Cocoa ink over the whole panel.  (I needed to go much darker than Gina did in her video because I couldn’t see the embossed image.)  This panel was layered on ivory card stock and brown card stock from a Recollections pack called Neutrals.

I felt like the wine and cheese image was a little too small, that it was difficult to see all the image’s details, and that the words behind it were completely lost.  (With this technique, you should see the brown words through the clear embossing.)

I was kind of annoyed at this point, because I was sure I would like this version better than I did.  I then decided to stamp the thank you and wine & cheese images on a scrap of ivory card stock with the Warm Cocoa ink just to see how that would look.  When I placed that panel on my desk, it happened to “land” on the other card.  Much better!!  I created another background panel, adhered my new stamped panel, and was good to go – finally!!

I don’t think I would have come up with that background had I not tried the emboss resist technique first.  (I had actually ordered that stamp specifically for that technique.)  But that was exactly the look I had in mind before my chalkboard technique attempt.  It took me a while, but I finally got there!!

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