I created an side-folding A2 card using Michael’s 110 lb white cardstock as my card base. I then stamped the coffee mug, coffee beans and hearts from the stamp set with Versamark ink and used white embossing powder so I can do some embossed resist on the background. After I heated up the embossing, I blended Distress Ink Spun Sugar and Cracked Pistachio on Bristol Smooth paper. This is the best paper to blend Distress Ink with! I tried doing it on the Michael’s 110 lb because I was trying to be cheap where I didn’t have to purchase or store a lot of different paper but it was just not blending as well as I liked. I tried the Bristol Smooth and was hooked! This is the only paper I use to do any Distress Ink blending now. It can make those of us who are beginners (like me!) look like pros.
I wanted to keep it soft and ethereal because my friend who I was making this for like things like that…and honestly, so do I. I wanted the sentiment to be white but I already have so much going on with the emboss resist background, I decided to cut a strip of vellum and stamp the sentiment, “You are brewtiful” on it so it would stand out against the background but still remain soft.
I’m extremely pleased with how this came out! It’s perfectly what I wanted it to be and I’m so happy to give it to my dear friend.
Supplies I Used:
- The Greeting Farm Perk Up Stamp Set
- The Greeting Farm Mini-Mix Brewtiful Stamp Set
- Distress Ink in Spun Sugar and Cracked Pistachio
- Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
- Versamark inkpad