I have a lot of customers who ask for a card that is flat enough to send through the post. That means less than 5mm thick which by the time you take in to account the folded card blank and the envelope there isn't much scope for embellishments. Yesterday I blogged a flat card with a pattered paper background so today I thought I would make my own background pattern.
I started with a white piece of card and inked it with Distress Inks in Dried Marigold, Tumbled Glass and Rusty Hinge in a random blotch pattern. Then I inked my 'Secret Garden' background stamp from Justrite with Versamark clear ink and stamped over the card. I sprinkled clear embossing powder over the card and heat embossed it which trapped the colours of ink under it leaving certain parts of the pattern uncovered to be inked again with deeper colours. I then used Fired Brick where the flowers were exposed and Peeled Paint for the leafy areas. Now I had a colourful, glazed background for my Tonic sentiment to be put on to which is still flat enough for the post.
Here is a close up shot where you can hopefully see the glazing.
Hope you liked my little project today?
See you soon,