Friday, May 14, 2010

Fossil Stone Technique

In honor of Father's Day coming in June, I would like to show you a very unique
background technique that looks great on masculine cards. I believe it is called the Fossil Stone technique.

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Isn't that a great background for a guy card? The stamp set used is the retired Nature Reserve (or Preserve) from Stampin' Up!Colors used are Creamy Caramel, and
Always Artichoke.

Here is how to get this look:

Steal(I mean borrow) a page protector from your kid.Cut down the side so that it opens like a book. Open it up.Using your stamp pad, apply ink to one side of the page protector, then put a second color on the other side. Lightly spritz with water. close page protector and mush the color around a
little. open back up and put your cardstock in and reclose. Cardstock will pick up
the color and Voila! you get this great background. If you don't like the colors you chose you may want to play around with different colors, to get a different look.

Thanks for popping in today. Any questions, just ask. Don't forget VC Rocks! Blog Hop is May 15th and 16th, so drop in tomorrow to see what we have in store for you.

1 comment:

  1. What a great technique! I can't wait to try this. Love you card!