Burnishing Technique with Awesomely Artistic

Hi there

One of my favourite sets from the Annual Catalogue is Awesomely Artistic.  I have used it in so many different styles of cards but I think this is one of my favourites.  I saw this card created by Deb Valder (a US demo) and just had to give it a go.  My colours are a bit darker than hers and I still need to practise this technique more but I was still pleased with the outcome.  I had to make a few changes to the measurements so that it would fit our NZ card stock size and added pearls to the flowers for a bit of 'lift' and dimension.

This card uses the burnishing technique to create the background.  Burnishing gives a smooth consistent look to the colour whereas sponging creates texture and gives a more rough look.  With sponging you are tapping the ink onto the card stock.  When burnishing your sponge or sponge dauber has constant contact with the card stock.

Stamp Set - Awesomely Artistic, Balloon Builder
Card Stock - Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Archival Black
Other - Sponge, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Basic Pearls.

Well I'm off to Rotorua tomorrow afternoon for the annual Creative Inkers Stamp Camp.  I will try and schedule some posts for you so check back tomorrow night to see what's new.

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