Saturday, April 29, 2017

Lighthouse tile in an embossed frame

I started this card with the embossed swirl background applying copper pigment ink to the raised surfaces.  I watercoloured the rest of it in blue giving it a very watery look.  Some of the copper ink reactivated and added to the cool look of the background.  I mounted it to a brown card front.  I used a stamped light house image to create a tile as a focal element.  I trimmed the image, painted it with watercolour, applied a layer of clear Versamark ink to the dry surface and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I dunked the hot surface into the pile of embossing powder and heated it again to melt the embossing powder that stuck to the surface.  I repeated this process several more times and got a nice tile finish on the image.  It was somewhat warped so I adhered it to a piece of cardstock to stabilize it.  On hindsight, it would have been better to stabilize it before applying the ink and embossing powder.  I mounted my image into the frame of the swirly pattern using 3D foam tape.  I love the soft look of this card!.  I punched a laser printed greeting, colour washed it before punching the hole and flagging the end.  I added a brown thread to the hole, threaded it between the image and the background and tied a knot.