A few weeks ago I saw this tutorial by May May Made It about swiping layers of ink over dry embossing. Now I have inked embossing folders and used sponge daubers to selectively apply color to parts of the design, but this looked so free and unpredictable! I looked through my embossing folders for ones I thought might be interesting for this technique, embossed a stack of card fronts and swiped away to make some backgrounds which I put aside because life got in the way of card making. Don't you hate it when that happens? Then I saw this Freshly Made Sketch:
Instead of using that center panel to stamp and color, why not make the wide frame the most interesting part? In other words, it was the perfect sketch to use one of my ink swiped, embossed card fronts! The embossing folder is Swirls and Curls from Stampin' Up. I am not sure what colors of ink are in this one because I used so many that day, but I do know that I sponged some Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink around the edges to ground it. I used the Happy Large Word Die by Whimsy Stamps to cut three in white and one in Fresh Fig and then stacked them to give some dimension. The sentiment strip was stamped using the Well Said set also from Stampin Up, embossed with white detail powder from Gina K Design and popped up with foam tape.
Ink swiping was so much fun I can assure you that you will see more of it in the future. Thank you for stopping by! Until next time, Hansi.