All About Mom...or in my case, Mum!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I am a busy blogger today, so if you're looking for my TSG May Release Sneak Peeks, please scroll down! (Or, you could check out both posts while you're here...just saying.) ;)

I'm back with another look at one of the sets released this month from All That Scraps! I love making really feminine, distressed cards, so I was itching to use Amy R.'s All About Mom set again! The fonts are fabulous (I can be a real font snob sometimes!) and what mother wouldn't be touched by this sentiment/quote?!

 To make this card, I loosely based the layout on Jen's DS47 layout and dug into my MME Lost 'n' Found paper collection again. I sponged each panel with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Ink, then distressed each one with my Tim Holtz Edge Distresser. Then I stitched the base to some kraft cardstock and just adhered the rectangles to the base instead of stitching them. The main panel was sponged with Antique Linen, stitched to kraft cardstock and the sentiment was wet embossed with Versamark Ink and SU's Chocolate Chip ink. Quotes and sentiments stand out much better with this technique than just regular stamping and it looks way more finished too! Then It was just a matter of adhering the main panel, adding the ribbon and the buttons. I think my mum is going to love this one! ;)
Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: All That Scraps 'All About Mom'
Inks: Versamark, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen and Tea Dye'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics - Cream, Kraft Cardstock, PP - MME Lost 'n Found collection
Access: May Arts Wrinkled Ribbon, PTI Buttons - White and Cream, PTI Rustic Button Twine - Cream, Spellbinders Labels Four Nestie, Sponges, Machine Stitching, Dimensionals


Mary J said...

So very very beautiful Sandra!

kadie said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful! I'm sure your Mum will adore this!

Theresa said...


Alma Dirpaul said...

Please explain how you use 2 inks to get that sharper image.

Julie S said...

This baby should be framed - gorgeous!

Sandra MacLean said...


I usually assume everyone knows the wet embossing technique, so I apologize for not elaborating! I ink up my stamp with Versamark ink first, then ink it up with the Chocolate Chip ink, then stamp my image onto cardstock. Then, because the Versamark ink is sticky, you apply the embossing powder onto the image, dust off the excess, then heat set it with your heat gun, or hair dryer. It creates a nice, crisp image. I hope that helps! (I would have emailed you this, but there was no email attached to your blogger account!)

Holly saveur said...

VERY the distressed look of it!

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