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Cozy Fall Sweater

October 19, 2020

I created this cozy AF fall card using Ink Road’s PSL stamp set and some fun inky techniques.

The background of this card is a resist technique, so I began by clear heat embossing the leaf images from PSL onto white bristol smooth cardstock. Make sure you are using a paper that works well with water.

I put distress oxide ink onto my glass mat, spritzed with water, then smooshed my card panel into it. I did several layers, allowing it to air dry in between. The colors I used were yellow (fossilized amber), orange (spiced marmalade), red (candied apple) and green (peeled paint).

I used versafine onyx black ink and clear heat embossing powder to stamp the sweater image from PSL onto bristol smooth 2 times. I used the same inks as the background with a brush to paint the sweaters. I love how they came out looking like tie dye!

To create the focal point for this card I am using a white stitched rectangle with a thin black border. I fussy cut the cozy AF sweater, then adhered it with craft foam for dimension. For the sentiment I stamped onto kraft cardstock then added another thin black border. These borders help the focal point stand out from the busy background.

I combined the background and focal point, then added a thin black border to the entire card so it was cohesive.

As a finishing touch I added a few gold sequins coming out from the sweater.

For the inside of the card I used the second sweater image I painted. I used another sentiment from PSL, white heat embossed onto black paper. I layered it on top of the sweater with a kraft banner underneath. On the bottom I added a strip of green washi to finish it off.

It’s still hot here in Florida, but I’m hoping for sweater weather soon! If you’re interested in the PSL stamp set, or anything else from Ink Road Stamps, you can use BECCA10 for 10% off of your entire order.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog for this card tutorial! I hope you are inspired to get inky. -Becca

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