In keeping with Ellen's tutorial involving resist techniques, I thought I would play with resist for today's post. I have also used Ellen's Card Architecture Blueprint 1, as well as trying her ghosting technique with a bit of an accidental twist.
First I stamped the Aged Sheet Music Scrapblock on two sheets of glossy white cardstock with Versamark ink. One stamped piece I left alone, and the other I heat-embossed with clear embossing powder. For the one that was simply Versamark ink on glossy, I used sponge squares to apply Adirondack Lettuce and Oregano inks to the surface. There was a bit of resist, but it was subtle. I think I might have muddled with the sponging enough to affect the Versamark layer. The picture above is what the layer looked like wet, but after I wiped off the pooled ink and saw how subtle the contrast was,I overstamped that layer with Adirondack Purple Twilight ink. (Shown a couple of steps below, on the right side of the completed second background)
For the second piece of glossy cardstock, the one embossed with clear embossing powder, I sponged on Adirondack Lettuce, Oregano, and Eggplant inks. The resist was much more obvious on this one. I let the ink dry for longer before wiping it off as well.
Here are both pieces, side by side--Versamark and clear EP on the left, and plain Versamark overstamped with water-based ink on the right.
Next I created the individual elements for the card. On the Manilla tag, I tried Ellen's ghosting technique, but I evidently didn't dry the white ink for long enough: rather than creating a resist, the pigment ink was still sticky enough to attract the distress ink that I applied with a sponge. Even though it wasn't what I had aimed for, I didn't mind the effect. Both the sentiment and the gold medallion are from the Rummage Bin Ornamental Beauty set, embossed in gold embossing powder.
The rest was simply a matter of putting the elements together in Ellen's Card Architecture Blueprint 1 sketch. I'm including a couple of close-up photos. Thank you for visiting the CLASSroom today!