May 7, 2012

A Spring Hello

Today I am using heat embossing as a “resist” as well as a “platform” for building color tones.

The main panel of the card cut from white cardstock was stamped with the decorative flourish from Penny Black’s transparent Flowers Sweet set in VersaMark Watermark ink and heat embossed with clear powder.

The first application of color with sponge daubers utilizes the “resist technique” in that the dye inks (Memento Teal Zeal and Pistachio) can easily be wiped off the embossed design with a damp tissue.

The second application of color with Brushstixs uses the raised, heat embossed design as a “platform” to add VersaMagic inks (Thatched Straw and Mango Madness).  These opaque pigments add a delicate chalk-like finish and once dry will not smudge.

A subtle pattern of dots from Memento markers (Bamboo Leaves and Paris Dusk) adds a delicate texture around the embossed pattern.

The window elements were created with Spellbinders Large Classic Ovals.  For a little extra dazzle, the recessed mat cut from Penny Black’s Grand Canyon cardstock was pounced with an InkBlusher and Habanero VersaFine Ink.  Once dry, it was pounced a second time with the same InkBlusher and Bronze Sheer Shimmer Spritz. 

Tailoring stamps…..

I enjoy intermixing stamp images to create different scenes from the original image.  You may recognize this girl from Tete-a-Tete.  For today's spring hello, I used the dog leash for a bouquet stem and added the flowers and tiny bird from the transparent set A Little Bird.

The sentiment is from the Hello Gorgeous set.  Tip/Hint:  With small delicate phrases it can be challenging inking just a portion.  With transparent sets, I clip the sentiments into two parts.  This makes it much easier to ink the smaller singular portions and the two sections can be quickly nestled back together for the original phrase. 

Thank you for sharing your time and visiting!

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001, Grand Canyon 03-002
Copic Markers
Offray: Satin Ribbon
Spellbinders: Classic Ovals Large (S4-110)
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, VersaMark Watermark Ink, Teal Zeal Memento, Pistachio Memento, Memento Markers (Bamboo Leaves, Paris Dusk), Thatched Straw VersaMagic, Mango Madness VersaMagic, Bronze Sheer Shimmer Spritz, InkBlushers, Brushstixs, Sponge Daubers, Clear Embossing Powder