Showing posts with label emboss resist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label emboss resist. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Swallowtail Watercolor

Hi Stampers!

I'm desperately trying to get myself back on a good blogging schedule, but ever since Italy I just feel like I have no time to catch up.  Ever feel that way?  Guess there's nothing I can do but keep on plugging along!  Luckily, I have a card today!  I made this one before my trip for a good friend's birthday.  I had to mail it out before I left but I snapped a few quick pics before I put on the postage stamp.  

For this card I used the emboss resist technique.  I first stamped the butterfly in Versamark, added Iridescent Ice embossing powder, and then heat set the image.  Using sponge daubers, I added color in a circular motion to give this watercolor effect.

Here's a close up look at the embossing powder.  See how pretty it is?  It's a white powder mixed with glitter.  It gives you a very subtle sparkly effect.  Love it!  Warning - doing an emboss resist over this type of embossing powder may wreck your sponge dauber!!!  The glitter in the embossed image tore the sponge a little bit.  It's OK though, because sponge daubers are a must have tool and I always have plenty of extras on hand.

Here's the interior.  I thought the card needed just a couple more butterflies. You can never have too many!

Stampin' Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Designer Series Paper: 2011-2013 In Color Stack
Stamps: Swallowtail, Perfectly Penned
Ink: Versamark, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly
Embossing: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pal, Heat Tool
Other: Sponge Daubers