Today's LSC was to use smaller stamps within a set to create your background. No big BG stamps or the little ones, like Itty Bitty BG, were to be used at all. I decided to do a tutorial while doing this challenge, and show you faux layering. All products used are Stampin' Up!, unless otherwise noted.
First you need to gather your supplies. I am using a brayer, 2 colors of ink (mellow moss, chocolate chip), a piece of scrap paper, a stamp of your choosing and your cardstock, I chose white. You can use any color of CS , just make sure the inks you are using on top will be seen and will match, or cooordinate with your CS.
Now, you need to tear your scrap paper, to create the line for the faux layer. I like to tear it pretty rough and with a lot of *bumps*, so you will get more of an uneven line when you go over it with the ink. It also helps to use a temporary adhesive to hold this piece down.
Here is where you use the stamp. Leave the paper exactly where you placed it, and ink up your stamp(Lovely as a Tree). Then randomly stamp you image on the area that you brayered. If you want a tone on tone look, you can use versamark over this layer as well, but I used chocolate chip.
This is what it will look like when you take the scrap paper away. I had already started on the card when I realized that I never took a pic of the finished result...DUH!?! I love how this looks like another layer, without the added bulk - good to keep mailing costs down...hehehe. Now on to the finished card.
I stamped the sentiment along the bottom in chocolate (Warmest Regards), and then did faux piercing with my chocolate marker and the mat pack. I stamped the tree from Lovely as a Tree in moss and then used my chocolate marker with the "Thump and Huff" technique, the tutorial for that is coming next week! I sponged the edges with chocolate and then used my cutter kit *love that little tool* to distress the edges. I matted it on the moss and chocolate and then threaded the linen thread through the edge. I mounted this with dimensionals. I then used my mat pack to make sure my brads were lines up, and punched the holes with my 1/16 punch. I used antique copper brads from Making Memories.
I made this card for my Dad, since his birthday is on Monday, but this would also make a great Father's day card, by changing the sentiment. Have fun and happy stamping!!