This week is technique week at Hand Stamped Sentiments...and bonus it's one I know--though not used often as I have an aversion to embossing powder mess. Take a look:
This technique adds a wow factor to your project, here's what I cam up with:
I took the Cajun Craze color from the pictures. This is probably my third least used color (behind Burgundy and Artichoke...I'm not a regal girl) but after doing this layout, it sort of grew on me. The next layer I originally cut down a piece of Vanilla but thought it was too plain so I traded it for First Edition DSP which pulled out the black from the pictures. The three big banners is where the embossing resist came in. I took a piece of Whisper White 8.5 X 11 card stock and stamped it with the Delicate Doilies set with VersaMark. To make it easier, I put all four stamps from the set onto the largest clear block. Once I had it all stamped, I poured on White embossing powder. After I heat set it, I took out my Cajun ink pad and sponged on ink, wiped it down to get any excess ink off, and cut it into 3 banners.
Because I didn't have nearly enough powder on my stamping area (kidding), I decided to emboss resist my title also. Up close, this really looks like letter stickers. Must remember the look is worth the mess! I added the doily behind to keep with my doily/banner layout...and I haven't used it nearly enough. I added a Cajun button with a bit of Cajun threads pulled from the 1 1/4" ribbon, tossed on a pearl, and finished!
Now hop on over and check out the rest of the team's creations. I'm sure they have come up with some amazing eye candy! I'm honored to be among this group every time I check them out every Tuesday morning.