This project features a technique called 'Old Linen'. I found it in a card making magazine a while back but unfortunately cannot remember the card maker's name. I apologise for this and if I'm ever that lucky that she should stumble upon my card online - thank you for teaching me this! And let me know so I can give well deserved credit!
The technique works best with white card stock with a shiny layer(film) on top. I used the sturdy cardstock that comes with Stampin'Up!'s Designer series paper 12 x 12 packs. These work perfectly and is just one more reason for it not to go to waste!
Use a finer grade sanding block to remove some of the film on top of the cardstock.Your cardstock must be on a flat surface. Sand up and down and left to right, dust and repeat. The perfect Óld Linen"colour from Stampin'Up! would be Sahara Sand 126976. Drag the ink pad from top to bottom and from left to right over your cardstock. Sand, dust and ink again until you are satisfied with the results. Finally dust one last time before stamping your images over this. I used the I Love Lace background stamp C (134036) in the Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad.
All The flowers were heat embossed with Stampin'Up!'s Clear Embossing powder (109130) - first inked with Versamark (102283) and then inked with the ink colour of your flower and then filled with a Sponge Dauber (133773) using the same ink colour.
My Stampin'Up! product list:
131350 Remembering your Birthday Clear stamp set
130942 Flower Shop Clear Stamp Set
130698 Pansy Punch
133152 Petite Petals Wood stamp set
133322 Petite Petals punch
134180 Something to Say Clear stamp set (for the Bitty flower)
133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
131300 Strawberry Slush A4 cardstock (card base)
121695 Sahara Sand A4 cardstock
106549 Whisper White A4 cardstock (scrap pieces for flowers)
131178 Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin' pad
126982 Pool Party Classic Stampin' pad
133645 Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' pad (leaves)
126963 Perfect Plum (the perfect Purple!!)
109131 Silver Stampin' Embossing powder
134568 Pool Party 1/4" Cotton Ribbon
117191 Bird Builder Punch (leaves)
I loved making this card!