Saturday, June 8, 2019

Just Add Ink #460 - Emboss Resist Challenge

I was distracting myself from things I should be doing and decided to check out the latest challenge over on the Just Add Ink site and it was a fun one that I haven't done for a little while, so why not join in, and get out my embossing powders and ink! The challenge was to use the Emboss Resist Technique.

You should see the few samples that I did first, with other stamp sets I might add, so my craft desk is now messy again (and yes! Sarah and Lindy who came to my Coffee & Cards session this afternoon, I did pack up after class, but then I started playing with other products!). Oh well, that is the creative process I had this evening. I wasn't happy with my first two attempts, they just weren't coming together, or I couldn't get a design in mind.

However, this third one I was happy with and the process reminded me of a graphic designer I once worked with in a prior life (I wasn't a graphic designer, I was an admin person in the same section as she was) that the first couple of ideas or designs are usually what others would come up with and if you keep going you often then create something more unique or different. I hope this is it.

This afternoon we had been chatting about the Memories & More card packs as well as the coordinating packs of card bases and envelopes, plus, how we adhere vellum to projects. So with these conversations still in mind I got out a vellum sheet from the new Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack and using a brush I smeared some liquid glue lightly over the back and adhered it to a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock.

I didn't have any Gorgeous Grape or Pacific Point ribbon (the colours of my embossed butterfly) so I was thinking of using my reinkers and colouring a piece of white Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, then decided that I preferred it still white and no bow, just a panel across. What do you think? Needed a bow or coloured ribbon?

I embossed the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set and using sponge daubers coloured the wings in Gorgeous Grape and Pacific Point ink, and the technique is where the embossed elements resist the ink and stay the white that I embossed with. I then fussy cut my butterfly and using Stampin' Dimensionals adhered it over an image I stamped in Staz On Black to get the feelers on my card.

The greeting was white embossed on black cardstock and again raised with dimensionals. Add a few rhinestones and the front of my card was complete.

I just need to decide on a greeting and/or decoration for the inside and see whose birthday is next on my list to send this too! It is no use making these lovely cards and not sending them on to anyone. So I encourage you to join in the challenge this week and to not only make the card, but send the card!

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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Nikki Spencer said...

Love this product combo Mae, the vellum layer(great glue tip thanks) and pretty butterfly look so pretty together. Lovely to see you pop up at JAI😘 xx

Patrice said...

It's just lovely to see you in the gallery, Mae. Great card, & no I don't think your ribbon needs to be coloured, I like it as is. The creative process is a funny old thing hey.....I love hearing how others go about it. xx

Tina said...

Wow, Mae! That's stunning! The depth of colour on the butterfly is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.


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