This week, the Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink is to Stamp on Texture. The texture is first created with an Impression Plate, then stamped, so only the raised portion receives the ink.
The video here from Heather Nichols demonstrates the technique beautifully. I love all the Impression Plates Heather used, but only had a few at home to play with. I almost didn't try my birds and swirls plate because the embossed image is so thin, but, wouldn't you know it, this is my favorite.
I inked the debossed side first, thinking that more inking surface would give a better finished product, but really, really liked this side best.
The embossed panel was stamped with one of the PTI Background Basics: Text Style II stamps. I really like the "message" in the text, so masked off and stamped "teach us delight in the simple things" on a scrap of paper to create a little banner to pop up on the sentiment panel.
The sentiment is from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages stamp set, and the panel was die cut using one of the Half & Half dies.
I wrestled with the braided trim I wanted to use on the card. I was VERY determined that it would work, but it is pretty bulky. The button is also PTI and the red hemp is from my stash.
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