I added some retro graphics downloaded from The Graphics Fairy website and thought of funny quotes for them. Remnant Rubs work really well to add some background graphics.
I was having so much fun making these that I started thinking about what other "enameled" looking surfaces I could create. I've gotten good results with Distress Paints and Glossy Accents (see THIS post) but I wanted to incorporate imagery. After pondering and playing, here is what I came up with:
First I stared off with a sturdy base of white matboard. I put two layers of white embossing powder on it so it would be thick and smooth. Thoroughly rub the cooled surface with an antistatic bag. This is important. (Trust the voice of experience!)
Next I stamped my image with a light color of Archival Ink. You can use embossing ink but it's really hard to see the image when the ink is clear!
|Stamp with a light colored Archival Ink.|
|The cut straw scoopers really help with precision application.|
|Don't overheat it while embossing!|
Note: The rooster stamp is from a Basic Grey set from 2007, labeled Different Strokes. You may be able to find it on eBay or other such place.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope I've inspired you to go get creative. Most of the supplies I used for these cards can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE there to save 10% if you go shopping. I will also point out that US shipping is always $5 and international shipping is just $10. ;-)