Over at Capture the Moment, the Make It Monday video is from the ever delightful Laura Bassen. She is showing emboss resist using die cuts. You want to get more use out of your die cuts, right? This is one way to do it, so go check out the video. After you see my card, please. ;)
I was going to use one of my coverplates but a lot of other people in the gallery had done that and I wanted something different. I used my triangles from MFT and cut a stencil. I put the paper stencil over my white cardstock, inked it up with Versamark, and embossed with Sparkle powder. The sentiment is from PTI's Building Blocks, embossed in white. Once all the embossing was done, I inked the entire card with Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord Distress Inks. It looked rather plain to me so I did some sprinkling and splattering. I sprinkled water all over and then mixed some water with my new Perfect Pearls and splattered that. I think it looks rather night time, dreamy, don't you?
Now for the struggles. I know you all like to read about how people cover their mistakes and/or start over when a card fizzles. Well, here you go. Remember yesterday when I said I had trouble with sentiments? Here again it took longer to figure out what to use than to make the entire card. Then the upper right triangle didn't emboss entirely and I couldn't tell until I started inking. Now what? Start over? No way. I just embossed one of the die cuts and plopped it on top with foam tape. This will make a nice graduation card when I need one.
It just so happens that the Simon Wednesday Challenge is "make your own background". I think this qualifies so I'm entering there, too.
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