I needed a card this weekend for the wedding of my college roommates son - and I wanted to make something a little non-traditional. I knew I wanted to use this cute couple and sentiment from a new stamp set I have from Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous.
A cut a panel the size of the front of the card out of Ranger Specialty Paper. Then I used a technique I saw on Wendy Vecchi's blog, Archival Ink Brayered Background. I rubbed Archival Dandelion and Tree Branch ink on my Nonstick Craft Mat, spritzed it with water and then ran my brayer over the inks and ran the breyer over the Specialty Paper panel - it creates a rather watery blended background. I dried it with my heat tool. Next I laid a Check Mate stencil by Wendy Vecchi over the panel and sponged over it with Dandelion Archival Ink. I stamped the wedding couple and sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's stamp set Lovely Art in Archival Jet Black and colored in some of the image with Ranger Distress Markers, Brushed Corduroy, Weathered Wood and Fired Brick. Next I laid Wendy's Large Heart stencil mask over the panel and sponged around the edges with Cornflower Blue Archival ink. To finish off my panel I stamped the border stamp from Wendy's The Beauty of Art set using Watering Can Archival Ink.