It dawned on me that I had never given you the recipes for all of the projects on the last Stampin’ Addicts blog hop. (BTW, mark your calendar for the next hop, featuring the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog, the last weekend of August!)
The technique on this card is sometimes called Faux Marbling, but I also call it “Kiss and Twist,” just because it sounds more fun! And, except for the fact that your lips don’t actually touch the stamp, it really describes what you do.
Just ink up a solid stamp in a base color — in this case, Daffodil Delight. Ink up another stamp — one that has a lot of detail to it — in a contrasting, darker ink. Here I used En Français in More Mustard. (Yes, En Français!) Press the stamps against each other (that’s the Kiss) and and lightly Twist them. The inks will swirl and blend, and typically you cannot make out the image of the second stamp. Moisten the ink by breathing on it, and stamp onto the card stock.
That’s it! Just remember: Solid stamp in lighter color, detailed stamp in darker color. Then Kiss and Twist!
In my blog hop post I described the technique for the woven ribbon. It, too, is simple, but you have to like detailed work to enjoy creating it! Punch a length of Dotted Scallop Ribbon. Using a Hobby Blade (our Snips are too big), carefully cut a slit between each “dot,” across the ribbon. Cut a length of ribbon about 2″ longer than the paper ribbon. Fold a bit of transparent tape around one end of the ribbon, then feed it over and under each slit. Trim the ends.
Stamps: Ornate Blossom, En Français, Friends Never Fade
Ink: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, More Mustard
Paper: Daffodil Delight,So Saffron, More Mustard, Whisper White
Other: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (Daffodil Delight), Antique Brad, Stampin’ Dimensionals