Around the World: Nancy’s View
Finished Card Size: 8.5” x 4.25”
Asian Inspired (Fiskars)
Transparency Film (3M)
Chocolate Fresh ink pad (Fresh Ink Seattle)
Jet Black StazOn ink pad(Tsukineko)
Black India Ink (Superior)
Sharpie CD/DVD Marker
- When I do backgrounds, I usually do many sheets at a time and then have them on reserve for projects. The glossy alcohol background paper was one of those sheets that I used for making this card. I usually do either 8.5” x 11” or 8.5” x 5.5” sized paper for my background projects. The smaller sheets I cut in half, the larger I leave whole in case I wish to make a card a different size than the standard.
- I began by stamping the glossy sheet with brown ink and clear embossed. I then trimmed .25 on two sides keeping the best of the pattern background that would look best and set aside.
- On the transparency film I stamped the dragon with StazOn. Any place on the dragon which was light or didn’t color, I used the Sharpie pen as filler. For the Asian words, I stamped with black India Ink and rubbed off. This left a smudge of the design. I then stamped over it again and it gave depth to the Asian letters. Give extra time to let the transparency dry.