Hi all my blogging friends and followers. It looks like more rain today..... when will it stop? Well if I can't work in the gardens it means that I can work on cards. LOL
The card I have for you today uses a technique that I am sure a lot of you have seen before but there are always new stampers appearing on the scene that may like to know how this was done.
I will start with the piece for the mat that I used the crimper on. All I did was run it through the crimper then I swiped the ink pad across it to colour just the raised edges.
I then turned the piece so that I could crimp it again from the side, thus creating another ridge that will form the little squares that make it look like seersucker.
I took my ink pad and swiped it across these ridges too so now you should be able to see a nice pattern of little squares like this. That is it..... very simple and I think this makes a nice mat for the card I did.
Next I crimped a piece of white 3 X 4 & 1/4. The reason I did this piece BEFORE cutting the black mat is that when you crimp a piece it will make it shrink in so by doing this first you can then figure out the size of mat you will need. My black needed to be cut at 3 & 1/8 X 4 & 3/8. You may have to adjust this measurement a little.
The small black mat was cut 2 & 3/8 X 3 & 5/8 then the white piece to stamp was cut 2 & 1/4 X 3 & 1/2.
The oval for the sentiment is the SU Fat oval punch then matted with black punched with the SU scalloped punch.
I used a couple of scraps of white ribbon for a little interest. I was pleased with how this card came along and hope you like it too.
Let me know what you think about this crimping technique.
I also posted this card on Make it Monday. Sew Many, One Stitch At A Time, Penny's Paper Crafting,and Crafty Creations.