For my card, I did a resist technique, combining the Peacock Scene backgrounder with the French Script backgrounder. So how about a little tutorial?
Now comes the fun part. Gather up an assort- ment of dye inks - I used Ranger's Distress Inks in Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, and Shabby Shutters. With the lid still on the ink, push the lid down so that it touches the surface of the ink pad. Take off the lid and you should be left with some pooling of ink on the lid. This is your paint palette. :)
Use a brush dipped in a little water, or an aqua painter brush to lift some ink off and paint in the areas of the image that are not embossed. Use good lighting and have the picture of the image that comes with the stamp handy to get an idea of where you want to put each color. However, don't be too worried about getting color in an exact spot - this technique is very free form and watercolor-like.
When you are done painting, gently go over the entire surface with a damp paper towel, to remove the ink from the embossed areas.
Next, layer a few pieces of scrap printer paper over the top of your image, and use a hot dry iron (no steam) to iron over the top of the printer paper. This will melt the clear embossing powder, which will stick to the printer paper and leave your image much less glossy. You may need to use an additional sheet after the first one, depending on how thick your embossing is.
Here's a picture of my finished image.
I cut the image down a bit to fit on a standard sized card. I wanted to add a few photo corners for accent, but didn't have any good colors. Copics to the rescue! I got out my white photo corners and colored them using a coordinating Copic. Then I adhered everything to the card base, and left it at that. You could also add some pretty flowers, but I just couldn't decide where to put them, so I left them off, LOL!
Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for stopping by!