Fabric designs and colours have been a huge inspiration to me lately. For this card I wanted to mimic a piece of embossed velvet and linen combination fabric that I had seen. How fun to translate designs from other creative minds into something real for me as a paper crafter.
Paint a piece of recycled cardstock with a thin layer of gesso. Try and paint in 2 directions to create texture – see the lines.
Use 3 colours of All Purpose ink and paint the ‘gessoed’ piece. Notice how the gesso texture really comes alive when you add colour to it. I started with a layer of Black Pearl first, then added Sky Blue and Blue Bayou in selected areas only.
Leave the ink to dry and then emboss a pattern onto the cardstock piece using an embossing folder and your GoCut machine. The pattern doesn’t look like much until the next step.
Use your VersaFine Clair ink pad in Twilight and lightly swipe the ink pad across the embossed area. The ink highlights the embossed area beautifully. While the ink is still wet apply clear embossing powder and heat set the powder.
The heat embossing leaves the embossed panel with a gorgeous shine.
Use Delicata Dark Brown Shimmer and Silver Shimmer reinkers applied with a jumbo dauber to add some more personality and character to the panel. The ink sticks to some areas where the embossing didn’t take and adds a beautiful shimmer on top of the heat embossing.
Trim the panel and create a beautiful card that looks rich and luxurious just like a piece of fabric. Combining your products together leaves room for creating magic in layers.