The tutorial made mention of using this over B&T paper you weren't too excited about anymore. This paper immediately came to mind...and is why I jumped (yes, jumped) up to try it.
Run you paper through the whatever embossing folder system you use. I have a Cuttlebug. Leave the paper in the folder while you gently rub Versamark ink over the raised part and emboss with clear powder. Next, you use a sponge dauber or the direct to paper technique to ink the background. I used CTMH Twilight, Juniper, and Outdoor Denim in different areas. The tutorial used black which really obscured the background paper.
This paper is the thin weight, and if I were to do this again, I would mount it on some cardstock weight before running it through my Cuttlebug because I had real trouble not getting my Versamark ink in the cracks and crevices as you can see at the top in particular.
However, with the sloppy embossing powder problem, I thought the background had a grungy, masculine feel and decided to use it anyway. Because I am getting ready to put a package in the mail for Operation Write Home, I decided to add a touch of ribbon to give it a tiny bit of girl power so the card could be for either a boy or a girl. (The ribbon is actually cream and brown but it was too startling against the background so I used some of the leftover ink in my sponge dauber and gave it a little Twilight coloring.) OWH is having a Mid-Week Throwdown Challenge: Masculine. Even with the ribbon, I think this still qualifies.
Now it's your turn to jump (yes, jump) up and try it yourself.
Until next time,