Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Field Flowers with Emboss Resist

Hi Dreamers!
I scheduled this post to go live while I am on vacation.  Today's card is made for the Blockheads Technique Challenge and there is still time to enter.   I used three Blockheads Stamps for my project: Botanical Silhouettes, Idea Quote, and Background and Borders.

Materials List:
Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes, Idea Quote,
Background and Borders all from Blockheads
Cardinal Versa Color Pigment
Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo Distress Inks -Ranger
Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Stain
Clear Embossing Powder -Ranger
Cardstock: Tan, red ,and cream
Brown Packing Paper
Shell pieces
Craft Sheet
Heat Tool

Stamp the script background stamp with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  And, then follow the Emboss Resist Technique following the instructions given in Colleen's tutorial.  Stamp the Flower with Cardinal Pigment ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Use Frayed Burlap to color in the stamped image.  Make card from tan CS.  Tear edges of another piece of a different shade of tan CS and add to card base.  Tear strip of Red CS and add to card.   Tear a piece of brown packing paper.  (We all have lots of this from our stamping goodies shipments.  I don't throw this paper out...it is just too nice.)  Lay out the Craft Sheet (or a plastic bag).  Apply the Antique Linen Distress stain to the packing paper.  Crumple the paper.   Smooth out and apply Vintage Photo Distress Stain and mist with water.  Crumble again.  Smooth out and dry with heat tool.   I actually liked the back side of this piece when I was all done...the colors were softer.  Glue to card.  Add the embossed piece.   

I added some burlap and shell pieces for accents.  I layered the inside and stamped the Idea Quote with Frayed Burlap. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope your day is full of sunshine and sweetness.  And, that you are able to get in some stamping time!  Love ya.


  1. Stunning. Thanks for the inspiration. hugs lin

  2. Beautiful card! I absolutely love it!

  3. Oh, Karen, I LOVE this! It's too beautiful. I had to read how you made the flower silhouette look orange, while using clear EP. NOW I get it! Thanks for sharing how you did this. It's fabulous.

    HOpe you had a wonderful vaca! Hugs!

  4. Karen, this card is out of this world beautiful! Stunning :0)


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