I opened each ink pad and quickly stamped directly onto the Specialty Stamping Paper till I had 5 rows (about the size of my card). You can see that my lines are not perfect, I just tried to stamp the squares close to each other without going into the next square and even when I did, it's not going to matter in the end.
Cover with a paper towel and press to soak up any excess just like you would in standard monoprinting.
I love how the Distress Ink has run along the stencil pattern, over other colors that were once only side by side.
All right now back to the card tutorial...
Once dry, I used the Armor Shield die to cut a fun shape for the front of the card.
I stamped the shield with an image from the SA High Society Blueprint Stamp set, then added a drop shadow with a Pumice Stone Distress Marker.
While the glue was drying, I added a piece of Ranger Metal Foil Tape to a piece of cardstock (simple peel and stick stuff). I ran the cardstock through the Vagabond machine using the Courtyard Texture Fade.
I wanted a sentiment, so I used the Tattered Curvy Banner Die to cut a piece of Manila cardstock into a banner shape. I added Glossy Accents to the ends and some pumice stone Distress Glitter. Normally when you used Distress Glitter, you shake it on and leave it alone to dry. I purposefully rubbed the Distress Glitter/glue around to create a more worn look, almost like the glitter was once there but had been worn away over time. Once dry, I inked the glittered ends with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to make the Pumice Stone Distress Glitter have just a hint of a golden color.
The word "noteworthy" came from the Remnant Rubs - Life Quotes
I added the Tattered Curvy Banner to the card with thin strip of foam tape behind the center of the banner. Then used the Spritzer and a Walnut Stain Distress Marker to lightly add a bit of splatter over the card.
So that's two graduation cards down, two more to go!
We are off on a short trip to the Getty Museum this weekend to see a photography exhibit. You can follow along on Instagram (luckyday) and/or Facebook where I will be posting pictures of things I see along the way. Cheers for a great weekend!
now carry on,