Happy Sunday! It's Lindsey back to share another card inspired by Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #10. This time I chose to work with the bottom row: bow, texture, vellum.
I know embossing may not be everyone's first thought for texture, but it is my absolute favorite texture to feel on a card. I just love to run my fingers over it, so I decided to use that on my card, which I made for my niece who recently played the leading role in her school play. I really wanted this card to reflect her, and thought that a fun background was a great way to do that. So although it was not one of my official three elements, I incorporated the resist technique as well.
Okay, now this was the really fun part. I decided to use a stencil for my embossed image. I simply applied the versa mark ink directly to the stencil and placed it on top of the card, rubbing over the whole thing. I knew the design wouldn't transfer perfectly, but that is exactly what I wanted. I even wiped off a few areas and purposely left stray embossing powders because I loved the somewhat "messy" look it created. After blending on some distress inks (blueprint sketch, peacock feathers, shaded lilac, wilted violet), I flicked lots of small and large splatters of water on top.
I finished off my card with a vellum star (appropriate for the star of the show, don't you think?) and added the bow element as part of my exclamation point.
I had so much fun making this card. And I'm sure you'll have fun, too, if you give Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #10 a try. Can't wait to see how it inspires you!