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It's time to share what the Group of Seven Cardmakers has been up to this month.
This time we followed this video by Devid Roodinburg.
Devid did a background using water and re-inkers. I was lazy and pulled a background
colored with Brushos that was very bright.
Then we inked the flat side of an embossing folder with pigment ink.
This is where I had a problem. I was skeptical of putting ink on my embossing folder;
especially black ink! But I gave it a try. The video suggested Versafine Clair ink. I don't
have that in black so I used my Versafine Onyx black, put my colored background in, and
ran it through. I didn't have good coverage on the paper so I inked and ran it through again.
I may not have got it lined up perfectly because it looked a little off when I
took it out. The background was still splotchy too.
Then I cleaned the folder with hand sanitizer.
Then I cleaned with 91% alcohol.
And again with the alcohol.
Then gave it a good soak in soapy water.
I'm glad I didn't use my favorite embossing folder because it still has a grayish
cast to it that transfers to white cardstock.
Devid added a step of swiping with VersaMark and adding some gold embossing powder.
Since I wasn't crazy about my results I figured I'd give it a go.
I do like it better now. And I used a black Sharpie around the flowers to
get rid of the splotchiness in the background.
I tried it again and took a photo before I added gold embossing powder.
I didn't like how some of the leaves are black but I think that's more due to
the embossing folder.
I made a card from it, but I'm not at all happy with it, but I thought I'd
share it anyway.
The rest of the Group of Seven Cardmakers had fantastic results. Do go and see
what they did and what worked for them. They had much better luck than I did!
Stamps: Sketched Flowers (SSS)
Ink: Encore Gold
Paper: Mixed Media, Black, Gold Foil, Vellum
Other: Scalloped Flowers 3D EF (Alt), Layered Leaves 3D EF (SU), Gold EP, Privet Branch Die (SSS)
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