Friday, March 26, 2010

I Just Couldn't Resist

As soon as I received this Hero Arts Poppy Background stamp as part of my Fresh Face Winner shopping spree, I knew I couldn't resist trying my hand at the embossed resist technique that I have seen so many designers do.

To create my stamped image, I started with a piece of plain card stock and distressed the edges lightly with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Next, I inked up my Old Letter Writing stamp with some brown ink and stamped the text background. Since the Background Poppy stamp highlights the negative part of the image, I inked it with Versa Mark ink and then used clear embossing powder. Now came the fun part! I just kept blending the blue and green distress ink onto the card until the flowers were the color I wanted. After wiping the image with a dry tissue to remove the ink from the embossed image, I sprayed the entire image with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water. This last step gave my image a nice pearlized shine. Here is a closer look:

See how the Perfect Pearls makes the card shimmer!

Jennifer McGuire has a great video tutorial on this technique posted her blog. You can see it here:
Card Stock: Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: K & Company (Brenda Walton)
Stamps: Hero Arts (Poppy Background; Old Letter Writing; Scroll Frames & Messages)
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink (Coffee); Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw); Versa Mark
Tools: Stampin' Up! punch (Scapllop)
Embelishments: Cosmo Cricket ribbon (Fleuriste); Making Memories button (Vintage); Recollections Pearls
Misc.: Ranger Perfect Pearls; Stamp 'N Stuff Embossing Powder (Detail Clear)

1 comment:

Leslie Miller said...

This is beautiful! What a nice finish on the card, and the design is a perfect way to let that wonderfully executed background show! Love the poppy stamp!