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Monday, 31 July 2017

Just Add Ink #370..."Sketch"


 Hello and welcome to the Just Add Ink challenge .

Just Add Ink #370..."Sketch"


I decided to have another play around with the soot technique - it's  really easy , if a little daunting ! Just take some glossy card stock and take it back and forth through a candle flame until your card stock is all black and sooty ! Be careful no to touch it except on the very edge - its good to begin with a larger piece for this reason . Then stamp your image straight down , applying a little pressure to be sure you get a great result . You will then need to seal this piece and hair spray is sufficient for this or you can go all out and purchase a clear sealant .
I love the Mediterranean Moments stamp set and it works really well with this technique .
For this card I stamped some flourishes in Pear Pizzaz before applying the soot technique   . I think the branch hanging down with its gorgeous little flowers adds a beautiful final touch to my card oh and did you notice I left the burnt ends of my ribbon to tie it all together ?
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8 comments:

  1. This certainly has a very unique atmosphere Cheryl that really suits the quaint Mediterranean image! I love how you have used flowers in all your layers too. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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    1. Thanks so much for leaving such a sweet comment Kim πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  2. What a fabulous card and in incredible technique, Cheryl! I love the soft look of your image stamped into the candle soot and how your floral layers compliment it so beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

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    1. Oh Jan ! Thanks for leaving such a beautiful comment , I really appreciate it !

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  3. What a great technique Cheryl. I'd never heard of it before. Knowing me though I would probably burn my cardstock. Love the floral stamping around the edge and the branch across the front really adds to the whole feel and look of the card. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along and supporting us this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

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    1. My pleasure Rochelle ! Thanks for the opportunity and for leaving some comment love ❤️

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  4. Oh wow - I've often looked at this technique, but never been brave enough to try it - perhaps I'll give it a go now. Your Pear Pizzazz flowers are very cute. Chantell Just Add Ink

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  5. Thanks Chantell ! You really should give it a try !

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