This week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday's Challenge features another great technique. This is one you'll want to keep in your idea book for future use. Ashley demonstrates how to use clear embossing powder and ink blending to create a shadowed look behind your card sentiment. I love adding shadows to my sentiments, but I've always done it using die cuts or just plain stamping. This ink blending technique gives such a great graphic look!
Here is my card:
I used my Misti and started off by stamping a "hugs" sentiment from the Big Hugs stamp set onto the middle of a white notecard using Enchanted Evening Ink. I cleaned off the stamp and placed it over the sentiment again but just a little offset. I used Versamark Ink to restamp it, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I created a mask using one of the Limitless Layers 3 1/2" Ovals dies and masking paper and placed it over my sentiment so it was centered. I blended Blueberry Sky Ink over the masked area and that's where you see that great shadow effect come through.
I decided to keep it simple, and die cut another oval out of Nostalgic Notions paper. I adhered the paper over the front of my card to fit the sentiment.
I added a couple of die cut flowers from Nostalgic Notions to the inside for some interest.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the video on this technique over at the Papertrey Ink blog.
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