I hope you are having a lovely Easter break. The weather in Auckland yesterday wasn't that great but it was good for crafting so I made my card for this weeks challenge at Try Stampin in Tuesday. We were given a basic layout but I knew immediately what I would do.
During the week I had visited Dawn's blog and seen her card using the technique of Emboss Resist. (Check out her entry on preparing solid image stamps). Ages ago I bought the stamp set Inspired by Nature but hadn't used the flower stamp. Well now I have & I am really pleased with how this turned out.
Here is the sketch we were given.
I also had time to tidy my craft desk - it's amazing what you find hidden under everything! I found my little easel which makes it easier for taking pictures.
To make this card I started with Whisper White cardstock and inked the stamp with Versamark and then applied white embossing powder. I then sponged Daffodil Delight ink to the background in a circular motion. It doesn't have to been applied evenly - that is part of the effect. If there is any ink on the embossed area just wipe it off with a tissue. For my colour combination I used the trusty colour coach - where would we be without this! I left it for a bit to dry and then cut it up as per the sketch making sure I didn't cut the flower. At this stage the inside of the card is blank as I'm not sure what I will use it for.
Cardstock - Whisper White, Cherry Cobler, Early Espresso
Ink - Daffodil Delight
Other - White Embossing Powder
Labels: Techniques, Try Stampin on Tuesday