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Welcome to another focus on colour with this week’s Monochromatic Insta Hop feature for Blackberry Bliss. This project has been a journey, I tell you!

I must admit, I struggled with this colour and I didn’t realise, until this project, that Blackberry Bliss and I aren’t close friends! Whenever I use it, it’s sparingly with other colours so featuring it alone was tricky.

GILDED DISTESSED BACKGROUND

I started off with the distressed background which I just loved creating. First, I blended Blackberry Bliss ink over the entire piece of Basic White Cardstotck, leaving some lighter areas, Then I added Pebbled Path ink inbetween which gave it, almost a, singed look. The Cardstock was then scrunched up and I added some Pebbled Path to the folded areas.

The Cardstock was left to dry well. Next I wanted to add some Gold embossing so I tapped my Embossing Buddy over the entire piece of Cardstock to take away any wet areas that may have been there. I dropped some Versamark ink refill onto the pad and applied the refill with a paintbrush over the folded areas. Then I heat embossed Gold Embossing Powder onto it. This provided a nice thick coating. For an extra layer of embossing which had a more roughed up look, I took the Versamark ink pad and rubbed it directly onto the paper. This gave a more uneven texture and this too was heat embossed in Gold.

I embossed a matte layer of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock with the Distressed Tile Embossing Folder. Then I added some ink blending with Blackberry Bliss and this gave it a different tone and provided contrast against the card base.

Underneath the smaller panels of gold embossing, I added a strip of lace from the Chantilly Lace stamp set. I bought this stamp set purely for this image – I loved it that much! A gold embossed cake and a gold ribbon complete this opulent looking card which would be great for a wedding.

I hope you have enjoyed this fun technique I’ve shared with you today. Is Blackberry Bliss one of your favourites and will you be recreating this card? Leave me a comment as I’d love to know.

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