Busy week here. I will be taking a nice long vacation in May and have been trying to work ahead a bit. I will schedule some posts to go live while I'm gone so you won't miss out on any craftiness. Today's post is to announce the new Technique Challenge with Blockheads Paper Arts. This month, Colleen has chosen the Emboss Resist Technique and her step by step tutorial can be found on the Blockheads web page in the Technique section. Since Mother's Day is fast approaching, I used the mother and baby stamp from the Grunge Collage Half Sheet.
Here is my Mother's Day card.
Inks: Black Pigment
CS: Tan, Black, Brown, and Blue
Tools: Stipple Brush
Ribbons, Pearls, and Lace
Following the Emboss Resist Technique instructions, I stamped the main image on tan CS with Black Pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I used a stipple brush to add the ink to the stamped piece. Dab the brush on the Kaleidacolor Pad and pounce the brush onto the CS. Repeat until all the CS is covered with ink. By using the Kaleidacolor Pad, gradation of color occurs automatically. Too fun!
The rest of the card is a breeze from here. Make the card base from brown CS. Layer the stamped piece with black and blue CS. Add some lace and ribbon. Stamp the sentiment with Onyx Black ink on a scrap of the stippled CS. Never throw out the scraps. LOL Layer the sentiment with black and blue CS and add to card front. Add the pearls. Almost done now. But, don't forget the inside!
Stamp the sentiment with Onyx Black and add the stippling. Layer away and now we are done. I have plenty of room to write a nice note.
This is such a versatile technique and of course I could not make just one. I will share the other with you in a short while. I will schedule that one for you to look at while I am on vacation. Oh, I guess I can give you a sneaky peeky.
What do you think?? Now, don't forget that you have to copy and paste the linky thing at the bottom of your Technique Challenge project. It is very easy. Just go to the Blockheads web page Tutorial and copy the HTML and paste it onto the bottom of your post. There are prizes and lots of fun. If you are a big Facebook person, you can enter on the Blockheads' Facebook page too. There is an additional prize over on Facebook. So have fun and let's see your creation!!
I also would like to enter my card in the Simon Says Stamp Anything goes Challenge!!
Have a super weekend! Love ya.