This is the card I made for the 12 Days of Christmas:
This technique is basically an Embossing Resist technique, with a little twist.
Hand-made mosaic background stamp
Clear embossing powder
Black ink (I used Memento Tuxedo Black)
Several stamp companies provide their rubber stamps on one big sheet of rubber, and the customer punches or cuts out each individual image. This leaves lots of excess rubber. To make the background stamp, take the excess rubber and cut it into smaller pieces.
Glue the small pieces of rubber onto a piece of wood or acrylic block. My brother-in-law cut two pieces of wood for my sister and me to make our background stamps. Here is a close-up of the stamp.
Color your image and cut to size.
Apply Versamark over the entire background stamp.
Stamp onto the colored image. I usually do this upside down so that I can make sure the Versamark is applied on the entire image.
Sprinkle the image with Clear Embossing Powder.
This photo shows the entire image covered in embossing powder. If you look closely, you can see the lines where the embossing powder did not stick.
Emboss the image using a heat gun. When finished, you will see the shiny parts which were covered with the clear embossing powder.
Here comes the scary part. Rub the entire image with black ink.
With a paper towel, wipe off the black ink. You can see that the sections covered with Versamark and clear embossed are wiping relatively clean, but the black is staying in the lines between the sections.
Complete your card.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and I hope you want to try this technique. Be sure to check the MFP Blog tomorrow for another Christmas project.