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Friday, February 7, 2014

Just can't 'resist' embossing!

I borrowed the very beautiful stamp set, Regarding Dahlias, from my friend Deena, knowing that I wanted to make a set of cards using the Emboss Resist technique.  (I CASED this card from somebody wonderful out there in the land of Google images,  but now I can't seem to find it. Thanks for the inspiration!)

This technique is a piece of cake.  First, be sure to use your embossing buddy to clear your card stock from static, this will help your embossing powder stick only to the stamped image.  Stamp the image in VersaMark ink, cover with clear embossing powder, and turn on your heat tool.  Grab a sponge dauber and ink pad, and start dabbing color onto your flower.
I started in the center, and would dab a little and drag a little, you have to play around to get the shading the way you want it.  The dahlia would look great if you mixed some other colors in, but I wanted to keep it simple!



I free-handed the border with the coordinating stampin' write marker.  I also heat embossed the greetings using the pewter embossing powder, I think it gives and elegant look to the card.

How long before we start seeing some flowers?  Anybody else out there ready for spring???

Ingredients:
  • Stamp Set: Regarding Dahlias and Express Yourself (hostess)
  • Paper:
    • Very Vanilla card stock - 5 1/2" by 8 1/2",  5 1/4" x 4"
  • Ink:
    • Versa Mark
    • Calypso Coral pad and marker
    • Daffodil Delight pad and marker
    • Bermuda Bay pad and marker
    • Crisp Cantelope pad and marker
  • Tools and Accessories:
    • Basic Pearls
    • Clear embossing powder
    • Pewter embossing powder
    • Stampin' Dimensionals
    • Spong Daubers
    • Heat tool
    • Embossing buddy

1 comment:

Jenny Wood said...

Those are beautiful!

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