Today is the Retiform Blog Hop! I have never done this technique, so after searching online and watching a few youtube videos I gave it a try.
I started by thinking about colors and selecting stamps. I decided to go vintage - can you believe it?!? I love vintage sets but quite honestly I don't use them very often...although today they came out.
I chose 2 sets "Vintage Backgrounds" and "Fly Fairy" and thought I would try to create a masculine card.
I started with 2 pieces of white cardstock (1.5" x 3.5" & 3.5" x 5.5"), a black pen and some sticky notes. I placed the 1.5" x 3.5" piece of cardstock in the center of the 3.5" x 5.5" cardstock, then traced around the rectangle with the black pen. I sectioned the outer frame.
The outer frame was masked and the bicycle was stamped in the 1.5" x 3.5" rectrangle. I used Cognac Palette ink and a sponge to ink the edges. On the opposite side of the line I sponged Burnt Umber Palette. I repeated that pattern.
The finished image was matted on Bazzill Raven and the base card is Bazzill Pinecone. I added a piece of brown twill ribbon to finish it off.
This is a great technique!
Hope you enjoy the rest of the retiform blog hop.
Hope your day is blessed!