The Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #98 requires using any kind of embossing on your project.
I employed an emboss resist technique, with ink blending using Distress Oxide Inks. My aim was to create a bright, but soft look.
How I made this project:
- Prep a piece of A2 Distress Watercolor Cardstock with anti-static powder (e.g. Embossing Buddy bag).
- Stamp the floral images onto the watercolor card stock using Versamark ink.
- Cover the stamped images with white embossing powder, tapping the paper to remove any excess, and heat emboss with a heat tool.
- Blend Distress Oxide inks over the embossed images, making sure that there is a slight blending between the colors.
- Use a sponge dauber to color and blend the center of the floral images with a slightly darker ink in the same color family as the colored flower.
- Blend light ink in the middle of the cardstock where the sentiment will be stamped.
- After blending the colors, sprinkle water drops onto the card front and blot excess water with a paper towel.
- Dry the entire card front with a heat tool.
- Trim the card front to 4” x 5.25”.
- Stamp the sentiment onto the card front.
- Adhere crystal heart drops to the card front.
- Adhere a piece of fun foam to the back of the card front.
- Mount card front onto an A2 portrait-oriented, top-folding, black card base.
Supplies used to make this project:
- Stamps: Simon Says Stamp: Look for the Miracles stamp set (flowers; Simon Says Stamp: Kind Flowers stamp set (sentiment).
- Distress Oxide Inks: Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, and Mermaid Lagoon.
- Other Inks: Versamark (for embossing); Versafine Pigment Ink in Onyx Black (sentiment).
- Other Supplies: Studio Katia: Clear Hearts; Hero Arts White embossing powder.
- Cardstock: Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock (card front); Papertrey Ink: True Black cardstock (card base).
For this project, I cut up a sentiment from the Kind Flowers stamp set so that the words ‘begins with love’ could be stamped alone.
Hope you like this project. Have a great day!