Here is this weeks technique. Sorry it's later in the day but I've been busy getting ready for CONVENTION!!!!
The pictures don't really do it justice but I will explain the steps to you, it's easy and adds a new look to your cards. Think linen pants meet stamping.
1. Using white glossy cardstock take your sanding block and lightly sand off the "finish" both vertically and horizontally. You should be able to see your sanded lines with gloss in between.
2. Using a stampin' sponge pick up a lighter color of ink and dab all over the white cardstock.
3. Sand lightly again.
4. Stamp your main images in the colors of your choice and let dry for a few minutes.
5. Complete your card.
On this card I used:
Autumn Days Stamp Set $23.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set $36.95 (but I got it for FREE, Thanks SU!, I love it!)
So Saffron Ink (background color)
Crushed Curry Ink and Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon (turned over so the dots didn't show)
Dusty Durango Ink and Card Stock
Soft Suede Ink and Card Stock
White Glossy Card Stock
Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper
See I told you it was an easy technique!