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.
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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