I love using odd or found objects to create texture and patterns on cards or scrapbook pages. It is a great opportunity to see something in your home in a new light–as a potential texture! Today, I am creating a beautiful background effect using a cake molding matt (usually used for food) to stamp onto this background. The background is a great compliment to this super fun flamingo stamp from Carabelle Studio. I really like how this card came together! Keep scrolling to find out how I did it.
Time: 30 minutes
Use VersaFine Clair Glamorous and ink the cake matt on the corner. Ink in an uneven manner around the edge only.
Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock the size of your card front. Place the cardstock face down on the matt and apply some pressure.
Carefully lift the cardstock. Ink the matt again and rotate the cardstock piece and stamp repeatedly around the left and bottom edge. Be sure to thoroughly wash the found object if possible. Since this is a food based object, I will need to clean all the ink off before using it again with food.
Use a jumbo dauber and apply VersaFine Clair Charming Pink. Blend the ink around the outside edge only. Use VersaMagic Pink Petunia and blend towards the inside edge of the cardstock piece.
Stamp a flamingo image in the open area of your card. Use watercolor paint to color to the neck and body of the Flamingo. Add a layer of dimensional glaze and leave to dry. Add finishing touches like a brad, “Just For You” sentiment, and diamanté. And mount the card panel to a card base.
- Cardstock – White
- Cake Molding Matt or found object with patterned surface
- Carabelle Studio – Feet in the Water (flamingo) stamp
- Kaisercraft – “Just for You” sentiment