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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