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July 12, 2009

Cover-a-Card™

The Cover-a-Card™ stamps and the Mega Mount™ are being announced at CHA for vendors and as soon as they are available at the online store it will be posted here.

I was going to do a card using one of my new Cover-a-Card™ stamps, but thought what you might like best is to get to know more about the stamp and what you can do with the results. The Cover-a-Card™ stamp used for all of the techniques is CC024 Tapestry.

I did four backgrounds using 4 quick different quick techniques and here they are:

A.  VersaMark Resist -

CC024a 

!.  The stamp was inked with VersaMark on Glossy White cardstock.
2.  A sponge brayer was inked with a Pink Dye ink and rolled across the card. You can let it dry on its own. 
3.  I stamp on a stack of used computer paper, so I turned it over to blot it just in case it wasn't all dry.  Dye ink dries very quickly, but my pad was inked well and I wanted the ink area even. (Clicking on the photo gives you a much better idea of the coverage and image.
 
B.  Embossed Resist -

P1020498 

1. White cardstock was stamped with the VersaMarked Cover-a-Card™.

2. It was embossed with White Pearl Embossing Powder.  I like this for a Wedding or Engagement card.  It looks lovely on Vanilla or Ivory cardstock for Anniversaries too.  Again, you need to click on it to appreciate how really elegant it can be.

C.  Dye Brayered and Sponged -

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1.  I brayered White cardstock with a Caramel colored Dye Ink.
2.  Sponged with an Orange dye ink here and there.
3.  Stamped with Tapestry stamp inked with VersaMark.
4.  Embossed with Ivory Pearl Embossing Powder.
 
Take a look at those Fall colors and the leaves and hearts that show up.  Great for a touch of Fall or a male card really.  Click on it and you will see all of the details.
 
D.  Sponged Dy Ink and Glitzy Emboss -
 
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1.  Sponged White cardstock with a light, medium, and dark Olive dye ink.
2.  Inked stamp with VersaMark.
3.  Embossed with Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder.
 
The embossing powder has sparkle so it is a little hard to see.....and right, clicking on it will help.  The leaf you have been seeing at the bottom is in the middle on the left-hand side.  I think this looks good for a any season but Winter.  It can be used with anything where nature is involved (leaves, flowers, wild life, etc.).
 
Now, about the backgrounds.  You say what am I going to do with the extra paper.  Well you won't have any if you stamp on an A2 (4.25X5.5).  Otherwise I do several things.
 
It can be used:
1.  inside the card and on the lower left side of the envelope.
2.  to punch leaves, etc. for the same purpose. 
3.  with other pieces to create interest on the background of your card.
4.  to make a Bargello card similar to this one HERE.
5.  to weave a decorative mat for your card like HERE.
 
And the list goes on.  We will probably be seeing some of them here too, now that we have these wonderful Cover-a-Card™ stamps!!!

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Comments

How Cool!!!!! Love all of your samples.

Wow! Way cool. Thanks for the insructions on the backgrounds. All lovely!

Wonderful samples - I think I need one of those.

I am so excited to see some great textural background stamps! Great stuff!

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