Sunday, 26 March 2017

Kinda Eclectic Textures

To be perfectly honest - this didn't turn out quite as I'd envisaged!  But that's the nature of crafting -  I'm not unhappy with the result, even if it wasn't the one I was expecting!
Monochrome, Emboss Resist, Kinda Eclectic, Timeless Textures, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Using Emboss Resist and layers of ink to create a monochromatic card

I was experimenting with inky layers and the emboss resist technique.

Starting with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock (because it's able to withstand the abuse I was planning to throw at it!), my first step was to stamp the textured ribbon image with Versamark and clear heat emboss it.

Next I sponged the entire piece with Pool Party ink and stamped the splodges with Pool Party ink.

I then very thoroughly wiped the surface with my Embossing Buddy before stamping the butterfly with Versamark and clear heat embossing it.

Next, I inked the leaves with Versamark and then immediately with Emerald Envy and stamped the image.  I quickly added clear embossing powder and heat set it.

I used a clean sponge dauber to add more Versamark to the leaves and sprinkled on the clear embossing powder.  Once I'd tapped off the excess powder, I used a small, clean paint brush to clean away any excess powder from around the leaves before heat setting.

After another wipe with the Embossing Buddy, I stamped the ribbon image again with Versamark and heat set it.

I did some more sponging with Pool Party ink and then Bermuda Bay, concentrating on the edges and pulling it in towards the centre.  Then I stamped the edges with Emerald Envy ink and sponged the edges with Emerald Envy ink, blending it out but covering less area than the previous inks.

I made the card with an A5 piece of Emerald Envy cardstock and added a layer of Pool Party before the decorative layer.

It wasn't my intention to add any more layers or labels but, being honest again, when I stamped the greeting straight onto the card front it had no impact.  So I stamped the greeting (from Watercolour Wishes) onto a label cut with one of the Lots of Labels dies (I adjusted the size to fit the greeting) and sponged the edges with Bermuda Bay and then a touch of Emerald Envy.  Since I now had an extra layer, I made the most of it by popping the label up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

Monochrome, Emboss Resist, Kinda Eclectic, Timeless Textures, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
I used Pool Party and Emerald Envy ink to stamp the inside of the card.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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4 comments:

  1. I love the depth you have created with your inks, Stephanie. It sure turned out purdy even if it wasn't what you started out to create! Have a blessed week, Friend!

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    1. Thank you, RaeDeen! You have a great week too!

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  2. Love the overall effect of your colours Stephanie. The embossing would have added texture and shine too xx

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    1. Thank you, Kim! Yes, the leaf and butterfly were shiny although it doesn't show in the photo.

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