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Snakeskin Technique

November 19th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Snakeskin Technique

I have been wanting to try out this snakeskin technique from the Patstamps Technique Junkie Newsletter (October 2008 issue), and the colors in Kristina Werner’s latest Color Inspiration Challenge (#31) were just perfect for it. Although, what was I going to do with Elegant Eggplant?

The background was created by sponging the following colors onto Whisper White card stock: first So Saffron, then Pumpkin Pie, and lastly Close to Cocoa. Then I pressed the VersaMark pad all over the paper and poured clear embossing powder on top. With the excess powder removed, I drew lines with the tip of my bone folder to create the “snakeskin” look. When I was finished drawing the lines in both directions, I melted the powder with my heat gun.

I didn’t feel like covering up too much of the background, so I kept my image panel small. The Pocket Silhouettes image was stamped with Elegant Eggplant and Close to Cocoa inks, and the edges of the Whisper White card stock were sponged with So Saffron ink. The scalloped mat was created by gluing two Close to Cocoa scalloped squares onto each other.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Elegant Eggplant, VersaMark
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, So Saffron 7/8″ Poly-Twill Ribbon, Elegant Eggplant 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware (retired), Stamping Sponge, Bone Folder, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tags: clean & simple

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Donna // Nov 19, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    WOW what a cool technique, thanks so much for the wonderful explanation! Good luck~Donna

  • 2 Tanja // Nov 19, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Wow! so cute! and it sounds like fun!

  • 3 Pat (mspfd) // Nov 20, 2008 at 12:09 am

    This is marvelous! What an awesome technique; thanks so much for sharing!

  • 4 Dorothy // Nov 20, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Vera: Wow! Love the card, the colors, the layouts. It’s great!!!

  • 5 meda // Nov 20, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    It’s a beautiful card. I love the way you used the colors for the background and that is a really cool technique.

  • 6 Nellie Mitchell // Nov 20, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Wow!! This is a cool technique!

  • 7 Becky (nawlinslady) // Nov 20, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Love the snakeskin effect! Very cool!

  • 8 Dori // Nov 20, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Great technique! Will definitely have to give it a try.

  • 9 Leonie // Nov 20, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    cool effect, love the ribbon too

  • 10 Lisa Brown // Nov 22, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Vera …this is awesome! Beautiful card!

  • 11 Chelle // Nov 22, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Fab technique – awesome card! Love it’s simplicity. TFS!