This is such a cool technique I had to share it. It was featured on splitcoaststampers.com a few weeks ago. (Visit http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/embossingfolderstamping/ for a tutorial on how to do Embossing Folder Stamping.)
This is the card I made using this technique. Hope you enjoy making it as much as I did!
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* Soft Sky card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2")
* Sahara Sand card stock (5-1/4" x 4")
* Watercolor Paper (5" x 3-3/4")
* Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
* Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
* Memento Pad
Accessories and Tools:
* Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
* Sponge Daubers
* Grid Paper
* Stampin' Spritzer filled with water
* Heat Tool (optional)
* Linen Thread
* SNAIL Adhesive
1. Score Soft Sky card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card.
2. Use Sponge Dauber to apply Soft Sky ink around edges of card front and Watercolor Paper; apply Sahara Sand ink around edges of Sahara Sand card stock. Adhere Sahara Sand card stock to front of card.
3. On Grid Paper, use a marker to draw a rectangle about 3-1/4" x 2-1/4". Draw another rectangle 5" x 3-3/4" evenly spaced around the first rectangle.
4. Following instructions from the link above, open Embossing Folder and center printed side down over rectangles on Grid Paper. Use Sponge Daubers to sponge Soft Sky ink across the top half of the small rectangle; sponge Sahara Sand ink across the bottom half of the small rectangle. Spritz with water. Carefully line up Watercolor Paper with large rectangle outline and place on folder. Lightly dab (DO NOT RUB) the back of the paper with your fingertips to help it soak up the ink and water. Carefully lift paper straight up so you don't smear the water. Set aside with wet side up and allow to air dry, or use a heat tool to dry the water.
5. When paper is completely dry, use Memento Ink to stamp sand piper and grassy/weedy images.
6. Wrap linen thread around Watercolor Paper (I wrapped it three times) and tie in a knot in the front. Adhere to front of card over Sahara Sand card stock.
That's it! What a wonderful fun technique to create a unique watercolor-looking background!