Monday, February 25, 2008

I Went Back

On the Verve Visual blog today, I went Back-to-Basics!

My very first "technique" was edging. It was taught to me by Gwennie, who was my very first stamping teacher. She worked at one of only two independent rubber stamping stores in the Treasure Valley at the time. (Sadly, both have since closed their doors.) Her cards seemed to have such depth and richness. I wanted to learn from her right away.

The trick to the dimension and depth, she said, was the brushing of the ink pad against the edges of the cardstock -- a technique known as edging. The technique is very flexible. Using different amounts of pressure when edging, you can control the amount of color that is imparted to the paper. You can also vary inkpad types to achieve different looks. My favorite ink pads for this technique are the very spongy ColorBox Chalk Cat's Eyes, and Gwennie used these too.

Supply List
Stamps: Fancy Florals Remixed, Thoughtful Florals and Fancy Florals (Verve Visual)
Paper: Wild Wasabi & Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Blue Iris ColorBox Chalk (ClearSnap); Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Bayou Blue (SU!)
Accessories: White Glaze Pen (Sakura); Stitched Ribbon (SU!); Brad (Karen Foster Designs); Flowers (Prima Marketing)

To see the other photos of this card in progress, click here.

The Verve Visual stamp sale only lasts until Friday. You definitely don't want to miss it.

Happy Stamping!


Courtney said...

Kim! I just commented on your card on the VV blog. I absolutely love this card! It is awesome. The steps on the VV blog are great, even in the "simple" form it looks great.

jenalih said...

I'm blushing...I'm glad you took this technique and use it so well. You are my card hero, you have taken it places I have always wanted to go.

chelemom said...

This is so pretty!!!

BobbiG said...

This is a great card! I just recieved this stamp set in the mail yesterday...Oh, I want to go play! Thanks for the inspiration here!