Friday, April 5, 2019

Oops! Lovely Lattice with Whitewash Technique

Oops! I guess I've been a little distracted this past week. I've had my daughter and son-in-law and grandkids here all week, and I'm having just a little bit too much fun I guess, because I wanted to make another Mother's Day sample card for my Technique Night Class, featuring an interesting technique and I picked the Lovely Lattice stamp set, thinking it was in the Occasions Catalogue, when all along it was in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, which is no longer current. I should have moved all my SAB stamp sets to my retired pile already, but between visiting my sister last week and having my grandkids here this week, it just hasn't happened yet. Still, the card, featuring the Whitewash Technique turned out so pretty, that I'm sure you'll forgive me. You can use this technique on any  outline stamp set that you can colour in.

  • The background panel, in Petal Pink, has been embossed with the Country Floral Dynamic Embossing folder, which I haven't put away yet either but at least there's a good reason for that! (Don't ask me yet.)
  • The Crumb Cake front panel, which has been die cut with one of the Rectangle Stitched Dies, has had the Lovely Lattice image heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.
  • The White Wash Technique involves first using an Aqua Painter to cover the painted areas with a wash of White Craft Ink. The Aqua Painter needs to be damp but not wet. This should be dried completely before the next step. You can hurry this along by using the Heat Tool.
  • Using the Stampin' Write Markers, I added a line of Mossy Meadow for the leaves, or Flirty Flamingo or Petal Pink for the flowers, in the shadowed areas, where the petal or leaf starts or where they just peek out from beneath another petal or leaf. Then I use a Blender Pen and little flicking strokes to pull the ink from these lines out into the rest of the space. You can't spend a lot of time blending them because it will deteriorate the Crumb Cake cardstock, but, due to the Craft Ink base, it blends very easily and leaves a muted whitewashed look in the end.
  • The front Crumb Cake layer is popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from the Strong & Beautiful stamp set, a sentiment set I highly recommend if you have women in your life - mothers, sisters, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, friends, etc. I embossed it in white on vellum and die cut the vellum with another of the Rectangle Stitched Dies.
  • The last element was some of the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls!
Here's what I've been up to in the past few days:

Visiting Kangaroo Creek Farm with the kids - visiting with tame kangaroos, wallaroos, and wallabies.

Cedar, Kesten and their mom, (my daughter) Kris getting to hold a baby joey!

 Cedar and Kesten's first movie in a real theatre, How to Train Your Dragon 3. Up north, they have only seen movies in a community hall.

I spent some time last week with my two sisters, going over some heritage material from our family! Interesting and fun!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List
Blender Pens
Heat Tool
Big Shot
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  1. This card is such a beauty, current or not! I've not done this technique this way before but the result is so amazing, it is going onto my 'to try' list.

  2. Thanks, Jan! It's one of my favourite techniques!


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