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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Ink It! Stamp It! - Technique

Welcome to our this month’s Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. We will be sharing projects inspired by various techniques. The technique I have decided use in my project today is 'whitewash'.

This technique involves powder embossing the image in white embossing powder on Crumb Cake card stock. And then filling in the rest of the image in white craft ink. Once the entire the image is covered in white, you can colour in using any colours you want.

For my project below, I have used the rose from 'Graceful Garden', which I personally refer to as the 'Beauty and the Beast Rose'. I have a confession to make though, I used a second technique with this project. I couldn't stop at one, once I finished with the whitewash rose, it felt as though it was not quite enough, it needed something more. I used a masking technique to place a background with the embossing paste. I think it made a huge difference, as it added another dimension to the card.

Masking: I created a mask of the rose by stamping the image on a piece of sticker paper. Then I cut out the image and peeled of the backing paper, enabling the mask to stick on top of the original image. The idea is that with a mask on top, the original image will be protected and not tarnished by any other images stamped on top of it. For this project, I placed the mask on the rose, then I placed the decorative mask on top of the rose mask, then using my pallet knife, I scrapped over it with embossing paste. Once I achieved the desired effect with the embossing paste, I peeled the rose mask off, leaving the original whitewash rose image intact.

For colours, I have used Powder pink, Tranquil Tide, Peekaboo Peach and Crumb cake card stock. I have also used Peekaboo peach ribbon for the finishing touch. 

Its hard to make out on the other photos, but on this one, you can clearly make out that I have added glitter to my embossing paste along with Peek a Boo Peach colour. Adding glitter to embossing paste has become my new favourite thing to do now. I first tried with my Carols of Christmas cards, and now I'm obsessed with glitters.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, hope you have enjoyed browsing through my projects and found some inspirations. If you like what you see, please leave a comment or two below, or simply click on one of the reaction buttons to let me know what your thoughts are about my creations. I value your opinion and I am always looking to improve my craft through constructive feedback from my guests/readers. I am also looking to expand my audience base, so please feel free to share my creations within your social circle.


  1. Beautiful card, Irene! The gorgeous background really makes the rose stand out. I can see what you mean by "Beauty & the Beast rose"! I don't know where the beast is, but this card is a beauty!

  2. Gorgeous card and perfectly executed technique Irene. Love it x

  3. Wow!!! I know you love this 'beauty & the beast' Rose and you've done an amazing job!!