Hello! Amy K. here with my last post as Guest Designer for this month. I saved my favorite cards (sets) to share today. I guess you could say, going out in style!
The Ton has some FABULOUS background stamps that lend themselves to many, many techniques. I have been in love with the Rose Terrace Cling Background since it was released so I was excited to work with it!
My first set of cards uses watercolor crayons. I’m sure some of you have this medium in your stash from “back when”…….well, dig them out. A semi-solid background is perfect for using watercolor crayons! I chose 3 colors of crayons for my “roses” and colored them right on the rubber. I did the same thing for the leaves. Using my Distress Sprayer, I misted the stamp 3-4 times. You need enough water to transfer your image but not too much or else it will make the image muddled. I used my Misti for this but you can certainly lay your paper directly on top of the stamp and rub back and forth to transfer the image. Once I did this for both panels (I colored on the image once for each panel), I let them completely air dry. Once they were dry, I die cut using a stitched rectangle die from my stash. Using my Misti, I stamped my sentiments using Thanks a Bunch stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink. To finish, I added clear sequins in various sizes across my panel.
My second set of cards uses white heat embossing. Rose Terrace Cling Background is perfect to use for a quick card. This set came together very quickly. Using VersaMark ink, I inked up the background stamp. For this technique, I placed the paper directly on the stamp and rubbed firmly to transfer the ink. After white heat embossing my panels, I used a standard rectangle die for a stitched look on the perimeter. The sentiment, again from Thanks a Bunch, was white heat embossed onto a strip of black cardstock and adhered to my card. Coordinating sequins were added to blend in with the color of cardstock used.
Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day!
6 thoughts on “Guest Designer: Amy Kolling”
Wow!! Gorgeous cards!!
Sooo beautiful!! Thanks for the reminder to use my watercolor crayons. I have a full set here somewhere! LOL
Beautiful cards! Love really like both card designs!
Beautiful cards! Absolutely love that second one, especially in the pink. So simple but when you have a great stamp so stunning!!