Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Embossing resist ... can you?

Did I say how much I love to emboss?

This technique is even more fun because you add the colours after you emboss the flowers and the embossing resists the ink and reveals the beautiful white tulips ... a friend of mine who lives in Canberra will be receiving this next week and tulips are her favourite flower.

You will need:

An embossing buddy, (a friend is nice to have around but not essential), Embossing powder (white),
Versamark and white craft ink,
Whisper white cardstock, pixie pink and purely pomegranate cardstock
Inks: almost amethyst, pixie pink and orchid opulence,
Stampset: Garden whimsy and stem sayings
white grosgrain ribbon.

The Emboss resist Method:

Start by using your embossing buddy over the
cardstock to remove any static that will attract
stray grains of embossing powder.

Using versamark ink stamp 3 garden whimsy tulips on your white cardstock.

Cover with white embossing powder and shake off the excess into the container.

I use a large plastic container to catch the excess powder, its easier and cleaner than scrap paper.

Using a heat gun (not the toaster) heat the emossing powder just until it melts and goes glossy.

Now using a sponge or a piece of tissue dab the ink gently on the cardstock to reveal the embossed images underneath.

Add each colour using a different piece of tissue for each colour, so that the colours don't mix and look muddy.
I added the certainly celery green to the base of the card to hi-light the leaves.

The tissue gives a kind of stippled brush effect.

You could also use a bit of sea sponge for texture.
but tissues are both cheap and handy.

Next I mounted the white card on pixie pink cardstock and adhered it to the purely pomegranate card front.
I Stamped the stem sayings with white craft ink
and I added another emboss resist tulip that has been punched out with the 1 1/4 " round punch
and matted it in pixie pink to pop it up off the card using double sided dimensional adhesive behind.

To finish it off a piece of white grosgrain ribbon
does the trick.

I love white tulips ... any time of year and this one is headed for Floriade in the ACT.

Happy Birthday Kate!!!

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