Thinking of you #1

Debra Burgin Just Thinking #1When I was photographing my projects last week for the Stampin’ Addicts Spring Catalog Blog Hop, I had to use my old camera because I left Little Blue behind at my stepdaughter’s house on Christmas.  I always had problem capturing colors accurately with the old camera, and so this card doesn’t really look like I used Baja Breeze, but I did!

For that Baja Breeze panel, I stamped using an embossing folder.  Depending on the folder and the ink used, you’ll get something subtle (as here) or dramatic (you’ll see that later this month).  No, you don’t run the folder through the Big Shot; you ink up the inside of the folder (only one side) using a brayer and press the card stock onto the folder, just as you do with any big background stamp.

I distressed the edges of the Baja Breeze panel with the new Stampin’ Distress Tool — don’t miss it at the bottom of page 14!  I’ve never owned an official distressing tool.  My typical method always involved potential injury, so I didn’t do it much!

Although I could have stamped the main image all at once, I chose to stamp the frame once (and cut it out with the Framelits) and then ink up the sentiment with markers, stamping and cutting it out separately.

Stamps:  Just Thinking*

Ink/Color:  Baja Breeze, Midnight Muse, Stampin’ Write Markers (Midnight Muse, More Mustard, Island Indigo)

Paper:  More Mustard, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

Other:  Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Distress Tool*, Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits*, Antique Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals

*2013 Spring Catalog

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