Hi everyone! It’s Holly posting today, and I’ve got a fun “oops” story to share with you. Look at the background of my card above. You’re probably wondering how I created that. I was challenged to randomly smoosh a Versamark ink pad over some cardstock and then cover it with any color of embossing powder. So I pulled out some black cardstock and dabbed my Versamark ink pad here and there. I covered the piece with gold embossing powder, and then lifted it up to shake off the excess powder. When I did that, I accidentally hit the edge of my scratch paper and it left a couple of lines where it removed some of the embossing powder. I gasped, and then I looked again. I really liked the way that looked, so I did that some more. Oops! LOL
After I melted the gold powder with a heat tool, I had to sit back and admire my handmade background. I thought it would go really well with a steampunk image, so I pulled out the Steampunk Fun sheet and selected the feather stamp. I stamped the steampunk feather with Versamark and covered it with the same gold embossing powder. This looks so striking against the black cardstock.
I kept the card clean and simple by adhering the steampunk feather to the center of my handmade background. This piece is glued to a black card base. I love the stark contrast of the beautifully drawn steampunk feather against the random chaos of the handmade background.