Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Treasured Friend Card

I found this CUTE sketch on the "Get Creative" Challenge Blog based out of Greece! I just HAD to find an excuse to make something with it!
My color choices and technique were inspired by the Tuesday Trigger inspirational photo from Moxie Fab, titled "Watercolor Butterflies". (But I missed the date to enter my creation into the running for a prize!) :(

The technique I used was emboss resist. I stamped my stamp with clear embossing ink onto my white card. Then I dusted it with clear embossing powder and tapped off the extra. Then heated it with my head gun. It is a pretty cool looking embossed image at that point, but I wanted more contrast, so I continued on. I added gypsy (purple), smoothie (pink), and sunset (orange) with my sponge. I inked up my sponge and placed it against my embossed area then drug it off the card and let it fade as I went. I repeated this until I got the desired effect I was going for. I was careful to position my starting point with the sponge UNDER where the sentiment band would cover it up because this area was darker then I wanted for my finished look.

   Supply List:
- Daisy White Card Stock Base
- Stamp Set: "Love Life" (D1482) from CTMH (Swirls)
- Stamp Set: "Friendship Bouquet (S1205) May Stamp of the Month from CTMH (text)
- Embossing Ink Pad
- Clear Embossing Powder (CTMH)
- Heat Gun (CTMH)
- Sponges
- Ink Pads: Gypsy, Sunset, Smoothie

1 comment:

  1. This is so pretty. Very watercolour ish...did you post this on CTMH site cause you should!!!