I came across a new technique while trawling through Pinterest, using an embossing folder as a stamp! Well you know I just had to try it ;) This is how it turned out.
[If you want to view the original visit http://tamaraspapertrail.blogspot.co.uk and take a look at the fabulous card Tamara made]
For my version I took a Couture Creations folder called Workshop and inked it up with Vintage Photo Distress ink. I found the best way to get even coverage was to rub some ink directly from the pad onto the folder, lightly ink up a brayer and smooth the ink out. Don't use too much ink!! You then need a really steady hand to press the folder onto the stamping card. It took a few attempts to get a decent image as I smudged one and inked another too much!
I was quite true to Tamara's layout as I liked the simplicity, however I don't have any burlap so I improvised with some white paper weave. I inked with the vintage photo to give the same impression. I also used the same DI again for the sentiment.I cut extra die cuts in brown centura pearl and halved 2 of them to back the sentiment. This was layered on the inked paper weave, a brad added and the whole piece matted on more centura pearl.
It works really well for a male card but I think I will try a more girly version too. TTFN Jude xx