It’s time for the NC Demo Blog Hop again! If you didn’t attend last month, you won’t want to miss this month!
I LOVE doing techniques! Today I have made two cards that use the Tree Bark technique!
I have made a Periscope, if you want to see how I made it, I think if you look me up on Twitter it will show you where to find it on Katch.me! But for those who don’t have Periscope I will try and explain it with words!
You start off with either Soft Suede CS (2nd card) or with Sahara Sand (1st card). You then stamp the Hardwood stamp using the color of your cardstock, I want it to be subtle so it looks more realistic. I then rub direct to paper the Chocolate Chip ink pad VERY softly, using only the corner of the pad and only in a few places, I want that also to be subtle.
Then you will tear towards you an uneven amount of strips, 1st card has 5 and my 2nd has 3. Make sure you tear TOWARDS yourself, so you have an uneven edge and it is able to be sponged and manipulated. Then you will sponge the rough edges with the Chocolate Chip ink and then go over it again, with the same ink/sponge and sponge up, so the edge curls up.
You will do this to all your pieces…….this will make the edges stand up from the card. Once you have that done, you will adhere your pieces so they match up with the edges standing up. You can see this on both of my cards.
Once it is all adhered, you will want to LIGHTLY go over the raised edges with Versamark, then Gold Embossing Powder. Heat it, and you will have this really pretty edge to each torn piece!
I used an In Color for the 1st card: Mint Macaron for the leaves and base, then embossed the flowers gold. The stamp set is: Number of Years.
The 2nd card uses Pool Party and the Stamp set: Pedal Pusher. BOTH cards utilizes the Gold Foil Sheets since I wanted to bring out the Gold EP.
I really loved making these cards, and I would love to see if you make any using this technique! Just share with me so everyone can see your pretty Tree Bark Cards!
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Jo Anne Hewins
CA girl living in NC!!