I remembered a fun class I went to at an industry show taught by Mitra of Impression Obsession. It involved stamping on Krome-coat cardstock that provided the perfect resist surface. IO has lots of "Cover a Card" background stamps that are perfect for this technique. I used the Small Paisley to stamp the background along with the all the paper-pieced bits. I found the Krome-coat cardstock at Kelly Paper.
Here's the run-down:
First I panicked because the deadline was fast approaching and I had bin full of rejected and failed attempts.
You can skip this step!
For the Background: Stamp the Small Paisley Cover a Card stamp with Versamark on Neenah Tiara White cardstock. Emboss with clear EP. Using direct-to-paper technique, cover the stamped image with Hero Hues Chalk Ink in Iris. Use a baby wipe to remove the excess ink from the embossed image. Trim to size, round the bottom corners and attach to the Kraft card base.
For the Gnome: On Krome-coat card stock, stamp Hero Arts Friend Definition with Versamark ink. Let dry completely. Stamp over the Friend Def with Small Paisley twice, once with Iris and once with Poppy Chalk ink. Stamp the Gnome image on Tiara white cs and on the Iris and Poppy stamped papers. Color the white version with Copics and cut out. Cut out the hat and dress from the other papers. Piece these together, add a gem and set aside.
For the Landscape Scene: Stamp Small Paisley with Versamark ink on Krome-coat cardstock. After it dries stamp over it with Hero Arts Clouds Background with Hero Hues Cerulean Chalk ink. This is just the coolest effect of the paisley swirling through the clouds and the sky. Stamp Small Paisley on white cs with Grass Chalk ink and cut to resemble rolling hills and add to the sky panel. Stamp Small Paisley again with Poppy Chalk ink over a Versamark stamped flower image by The Craft's Meow. Punch out a 1" circle. Assemble the sky, hills and sun to fit a 3.25" circle die and cut out. Cut a slightly larger black circle using the outside of the circle die as a template, and a kraft scalloped circle and layer together.
Now go visit Lily Pad Cards and join the resistance...sorry I couldn't resist the pun. Doh!
I've been spending lots of time reading Psalms lately, so much good stuff here!
~ Psalm 33:20-22 ~
We put our hope in the Lord.
He is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name.
Let Your unfailing love surround us, Lord,
for our hope is in You alone.