Thursday, 10 March 2011

Take the Shine Off!

Glossy Card stock always gives a beautiful shiny finish to a project – right? Well actually no! It is also an amazing card stock to get a distressed look on as I hope today’s card will show you.

Stampin' Up! Happiness Shared
The main image from Happiness Shared was stamped in Early Espresso Ink and then coloured with blender pens using Riding Hood Red and Always Artichoke. The surface of the glossy card was then lightly sanded using the block from the Stampin’ Up! Distressing Essentials Kit. Tea stain ink was then applied using the flat stamp and a little Mahogany was added to the outer edges. This picked up the scratches made by the sanding block giving a lovely textured matt finish around the flower which still shines subtly though the colours.

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Has this tempted you to buy this wonderful cardstock yet?  If so email bekka@feeling-crafty.co.uk to place your order.

Happy Stampin’

Bekka
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