Jennifer McGuire shared this cool technique HERE , and I thought it would be fun to try. Basically, you do some inking and emboss resist on one background panel, and then you wet it and press it against a clean panel to create a second background panel with ink from the first.
Here’s the card with the original panel:
And here is the second panel made with this technique:
I used Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks and clear embossing powder with some flower stamps for the resist. You can see how the clear embossing powder over the sponged ink gives you a darker image of the flowers on the original panel, but how the images come out looking white on the second panel because the ink trapped under the embossed images did not transfer there and the white paper showed through.
I love both looks, and I love how you get two background panels with this technique!
I topped my panels with some simple, layered die cuts, and the two cards were done! The delicate Tulip Frame Die by My Creative Time is a great die for this technique since it allows you to still see a lot of the background. The greeting die was unbranded.
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You are so correct, both are spectacular in their own ways.
What beautiful cards. Your backgrounds are both wonderful. Thanks for providing the link to Jennifer’s video. I’m going to give this a try.
Fantastic idea and both panels look so amazingly lovely too. So many fun things I need to try yet. Your cards are both fabulous!