And can you believe there’s no red, white and blue in this post! Darn near unpatriotic.
But I digress. In an effort to try and use more of my tools (an effort that my regular readers know is hit and miss, at best), I forged a couple of things for this month’s counterfeit kit.
First up: That 4 x 6 woodgrain card. I used Stampin Up’s Hardwood background stamp. I used Wet Cement ink by Hero Arts. It is a dead ringer for Stampin’ Up’s new in-color called Tip Top Taupe. It is the most wonderful neutral between grey and kraft in color. It is perfect for weathered wood. It might also do a nice job of trying to imitate old paper as well.
First I used it on Stampin Up's confetti white paper, which is a slightly off white with specks in it. I liked this option best and included that card in my kit.
I also tried Stampin Up's confetti cream paper, it is a cream paper with the same speckling. I also look a blender pen to the ink as soon as it was stamped so the lines are slighted less distinct.
When I thought about what I could do next, I searched for embossing folders and found Tim Holtz's woodgrain folder. I inked both sides of the folder and you see the side I like best pictured. I may use these other two examples on cards.
That was so quick that I decided to make some flowers too. These are not a direct forge from the inspiration kit, but a complement to the paper pack I chose. I used Stampin Up Petite Petals and Flower Shop stamp sets and their matching punches. I stamped some in Hero Art’s Wet Cement and the rest in Stampin Up’s Baja Breeze ink, that matched the Parisienne Breeze paper.
That’s all for today. Forge on, fellow kitmakers!