Last week I posted a few cards I made following Jennifer McGuire's video on Faux Textured Metal Paper. It involves masking a card front, applying LOTS of Distress ink, and then dusting the damp ink with Perfect Pearls.
I don't know about you, but when I learn something new, after I make a few cards, I get bored and need to move on. But this time I decided it was the rectangle that was boring. What if I used a different shape?
Here's the card I made, then I'll explain:
I mistakenly die-cut the Hero Arts Leaf from a piece of card stock, and since I was too lazy to get the masking paper, I decided to just use the negative of the die-cut as my mask. Trust me, the masking paper or Post-It paper would have been easier.
I applied three colors of green Distress ink over the opening. I had to be careful to not let the pieces of the die-cut move. (Use masking paper!) The good part about this technique is you have to use A LOT of ink, so soft blending wasn't an issue.
After I applied the ink, the negative mask was a mess, so I took it off, then applied Biscotti Perfect Pearls to the inked area. It's sparkly, but you can't really tell from my crack 5:00 am photography (yeah, I made this the same night I wasn't sleeping):
I ran the piece through an embossing folder, then went in search of an olive-ish card stock. How is it possible I have not one piece of card stock that went with this leaf color?!
No problem! Direct-to-paper with the darker color of Distress ink, and boom, done.
So, I think this technique, as fabby as it is with the masked rectangle, has a lot more possibilities if you consider different shapes.
And please use masking paper. You'll thank me.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: Darice embossing folder, and the following: