Today’s card was my first Tip & Technique Project as an Artisan; the Sepia Technique. What is Sepia? It’s the reddish brown, monochrome color of photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Sepia Technique


I created the look by coloring Translucent Florals leaves and flowers with Pecan Pie Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Translucent Florals are Distinktive stamps, which require less ink for the best image. Move the ink across the pad with the smooth edge of a Clear Block.


 After stamping, I used their dies for cutting.


Next, I cut two layers of Very Vanilla Cardstock with the largest and second largest Deckled Rectangles Dies. Then, I stamped the sprigs, stem, and “Happy Birthday,” in Pecan Pie Ink on the smaller layer.

To “age” the layer, I brushed the edges with Pecan Pie Ink and a Sponge Dauber.

Before attaching the die-cut pieces, I glued the layers to a Pecan Pie card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

The final step was adding three, small, Very Vanilla blossoms, cut with another Translucent Florals die.

I was on a roll with this technique, so come back tomorrow to see a second Sepia design.


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