Monday, September 9, 2019

Emboss Resist with a Twist

Hi, welcome back! 
I am honored to be joining the group at Retro Rubber Challenge as guest designer today! This challenge is to use the colors red, orange and brown for your card. Definitely put me in the mood to make a fall card.

I used the emboss resist technique with a twist. Beginning with Distress Oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple, I blended a background onto Bristol Smooth card stock. Next the leaves were stamped and embossed with clear powder. The twist, is to use a damp brush over the inked background and blot with a paper towel to remove some of the color. This leaves a soft wash while the stamped images retain the contrast of the darker color underneath. 

The stamps from Clearly Besotted have been on my shelf for at least 4 years. I love the variety of leaf images and they are perfect for making backgrounds.  Playing at Retro Rubber has opened my eyes to new ways to use my older stamps and I am always surprised to find new color combos or techniques for using them. It's  a win - win! We hope you will play along too! Give those older stamps a chance to shine again.

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Leafy Accents, PTI - Colorpop Autumn MIM sentiment die 
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Bristol Smooth, DSP from my stash, Gold foil
INK: WPlus9 - Coconut Husk, Gala Red, Versamark
Accessories: Bold Banner Die, gold cord

Out of This World

Hello, and good morning to you! 

It turns out this stamp set called Out of This World is also a blast from the past! So long past in fact, that it's no longer for sale.

No matter, I am into using things from my stash, the older the better! Some child will like the monster and ink-blended night sky. Right? 

I liked getting to add lots of WOS sparkle, clear Nuvo drops for the googlie eyes and spaceship windows, and all those iridescent stars. I just had to have them, you know? For THIS moment. 

This card is for the MFT Sketch Challenge
and I added it to the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp: Stamp It! 

I am so glad that you stopped by today! 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!