I have been wanting to do this technique for awhile. There are alot of videos out there detailing the "how to". I love the Hello Doily stamp from SU and decided to use that for my main image on my card. First, I used my SU white craft ink and then heat embossed the image with SU clear embossing powder. Make sure you let it cool completely. Then I used my dauber with Melon Mambo ink and starting in the center rubbed lightly over the image. I continued using a swirling motion until I was happy with the result. I continued inking lightly and covered the rest of the card so it all blended together. I also edged my card as well to give it more definition. Then take a tissue and rub off any ink that is sticking to the embossed area. I was really pleased with the results!
To finish decorating the card, I used the Tea Shoppe stamp set from SU. Yes, after I stamped it, I cut it out! I have to admit it wasn't that hard to do! I'm not a big fan of cutting out images! I added some pearl emblishments to the cup and then the sentiment. You could use this card for any occasion. Usually I wait to put on a sentiment but I needed some thank you cards for my stash. Another one I made is done in Rich Razzeleberry ink from SU. I would definitely suggest that you try this technique. I think you'll be really happy with the results.
Rachel and Sarah have finished their first week of school and are getting settled back into a routine and all the activites that go along with it. My house it definitely very quiet! Inbetween visits, we are doing webcasts which is alot of fun! I'm glad I traded in my 12 year old Gateway for a new laptop!
Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel and Sarah