The Best and Most Beautiful Things


I had an opportunity to try a really neat technique tonight.  I guess it is a resist of sorts – can you believe I’ve never ever tried this!!  I had it in my mind that I wanted to make my own design paper (how rare is that?) so I stamped a script stamp with black brilliance on white paper.  Overstamping with Versamark, dusting with clear embossing powder and heating it moved me to the next step.  On a teflon sheet I squiggled out SU Bordering Bue and SU Old Olive and misted them heavily with water.  I layed the paper down flat on the ink and picked it up and moved it a couple of times.  After I got the colors looking how I wanted, I dried the paper a bit with my heat gun and then I ironed it the rest of the way dry. 

Just above you can see the detail left by the clear embossed stamp.  The stamp set I chose was Fancy Pants – From the Garden.  The stamp is absolutely huge – I have huge acrylic mounts, but nothing that would take this behemoth – so I had to finagle it kind of diagonally yet hanging off – it all worked out. 

Because I wanted as much of the paper as possible to show, I added a chipboard element that I backed with acetate that had my sentiment stamped in black stazon.  Lastly I wanted the paper to show through the punched scallops, so I added a thin strip on the inside of the card to accent the opening.

Stamps:  Fancy Pants – From the Garden; Stampabilities – La Londa Script; Sentiment – PSX
Inks:  Black Brialliance, Black Stazon, Versamark, SU Bordering Blue Reinker, SU Old Oliver Reinker
Paper:  White Cardstock, Bazzill
Accessories:  Chipboard, ribbon, clear EP, acetate, ribbon, crystals, MS Scallop Punch

Have yourself a glorious day!

  • nancy bMay 21, 2008 - 7:45 am

    Absolutely stunning……I believe you should teach this at a gathering??? please??? thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 21, 2008 - 11:02 am

    oh gosh, i agree with nancy, this is absolutely amazingly stunning. u may have invented something here, before long u will have your own line along with timmy boy. the card is so neat , i am going to try something like this but sure would like a demo…..hint hint…please please. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonMay 21, 2008 - 12:28 pm

    Becca, you are SO creative! This is absolutely lovely!ReplyCancel

  • JanineMay 21, 2008 - 6:09 pm

    This is just AWESOME!! Nancy b. is right!! Teach me please… If I lived in your neighborhood I would be there in a flash!!
    Just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • LoniMay 21, 2008 - 7:43 pm

    Becca, this is beautiful!! Every time I come to your blog I am awed and inspired. I wish I had this on my desk so I could look at it all the time. Bravo! I’d sure love to live by you, too!ReplyCancel

  • SmilynStefMay 21, 2008 - 9:01 pm

    Way way cool … you made my jaw drop in amazement … this is so lovely … thanks for the instructions.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie W.May 22, 2008 - 10:17 am

    Beautifully done, Becca. Your pieces are really works of art! I really appreciate your instructions too. =)ReplyCancel

  • Melanie aka BatgirlMay 22, 2008 - 2:13 pm

    wow this looks awesome! Im going to try this now!ReplyCancel

  • Jody MorrowMay 22, 2008 - 5:36 pm

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieMay 22, 2008 - 7:11 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the idea that you just let your stamped background do the work. It didn’t need anything else.ReplyCancel

  • heather the mooseloverMay 22, 2008 - 7:28 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Trish DMay 23, 2008 - 12:38 pm

    This is stunning – love the colors!! (BTW, you can use a cutting plate from the cuttlebug or Big Shot for those huge acrylic stamps)ReplyCancel

  • […] The background is a small square I had left over when I made the background on this card here.  It’s another embossed resist background and the details on how to reproduce that […]ReplyCancel

  • Angela BrennanSeptember 1, 2008 - 4:52 pm

    An absolutely gorgeous card. I love the originality of it. With my stamp stash, I can do many many background with different colour combos. Thanks very much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Emory DavisNovember 12, 2008 - 8:49 pm