Saturday, January 17, 2009

OCC - Always Resist Embossing...


...oops, that was supposed to be emboss resist! That would be the challenge for today over at Our Creative Corner! We would like to invite you to play along, so please visit the OCC blog for all the deets and to see everyone' s fabulous creations! * WARNING* This wonderful challenge was picked by Jennifer Meyer and most of us were scared! How sad is that when a bunch of women who have a passion for making and sharing cards were trying our best to get out of it? lol So be prepared ladies...this is one big challenge!!! *grin*


If you have never tried the Emboss Resist Technique, you can find it here under the Resources page at Splitcoast Stampers. I chose to do mine a little differently than the tutorial because I used dark ink. Here are the steps that I used: ink stamp with Versa Mark, add Basic Black ink right on top, stamp image onto paper, pour over clear embossing powder, shake off excess, apply heat gun to melt embossing powder, sponge on colour. I added the additional steps of colouring some of the flowers with my aqua painter and re-inker and then covering the entire image with crystal effects. My technique still works, as the idea is for the embossing to show through the ink coverage. :D


I pretty much covered the whole card in crystal effects this time - I just love that glossiness! I used this card to take the opportunity to participate in Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Challenge (Mojo69). Julee is one of OCC's own and stamp and sketch designer extraordinaire! I added some build-a-brad creations to th center of my glossy little hearts for some added interest and stuck on all the dew drops as a last minute decision before the photo op!...I'm still trying to determine if it was the right decision to add them....


Card Recipe:

Stamps: Aways - Stampin' Up!
Paper: PTI White, Basic Black, Pale Plum, Watercolour, DP
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Taken with Teal, Baja Breeze, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilites, Dew Drops, Crystal Effects, Martha Stewart Heart Punch, 1 1/4" and 1" Circle Punches, Martha Stewart Scallop Edge Punch, SU Scallop Edge Punch, Build-a-Brads, Mat Pack, Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Sponges, Aqua Painter, Clear Embossing Powder

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28 comments:

Cheryl said...

Kim, what a beautiful Valentine! I hope I can CASE this. Your directions are quite clear so I'm going to give it a try! fabulous colors and design for this great sketch!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful details, Kim! I love the color combo and the effect you got on the hearts.

Dawn Easton said...

Love the glossy look of the whole card Kim....so pretty!

Darlene said...

WOW! This is GORGEOUS! I love all of the little details you always put into everything. You inspire me! Thank you for always sharing your creations with the rest of us.

Silke said...

WOW - Kim - this is just gorgeous!!! Love how you used this Set and your take on the Sketch!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Lynda Benden said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Kim! What a great image to do that technique on! I love how perfectly your colors blend! Gorgeous colors and card!

Jackie Pedro said...

Gorgeous, Kim....GORGEOUS!!! I love the dew drops....

Creative Mish said...

You amaze me! Your card is beautiful! I have to get out my crystal effects! Love it!

Tracey said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Simply gorgeous, Kim! I love the addition of the dew drops. A fabulous card!

Debbie said...

Love this card! Bet it took you longer than your 4-hour average :-)

Marie said...

I just love the CE combined with the Always stamp set - I've done it a bunch myself. Your card is gorgeous!!! Love the color combo and great job with the emboss resist!!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous card Kim! I LOVE the stunning detail and elegant design.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Kim! I think this might be one of my favorite card of yours! I think the Dew Drops looks great, by the way :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Kim this is stunning.

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Gorgeous colors and details, Kim!!! Beautifully done!!!

Olena said...

Beautiful card! Love it!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

This card takes my breath away! I'm going to CASE it to see how long it takes to make such a beautiful work of art. I want a little of your talent to rub off on me!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! Love these colors and all that glossiness!!
hugs, Jami

Laurie tx stamper said...

Gorgeous Valentine! Looks like the dew drops were planned all along to me!

Sue said...

oh this is yummy!

JAR said...

Wow, Kim, this is just fantastic! I love the whole gloss look!

Susan said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! I am completely blown away. Thanks for sharing.

Alysabeth said...

Super Pretty:o)

Beth Norman said...

OMG this is beautiful. You always outdo the card you made the day before--LOL. I'm always thinking, "it can't get better than this" but it does. Thank you for creating such inspiration - I love your work emmensely!!

Elaine said...

Kim, all I can say is that this is stunning. Absolutely gorgeous.

Amy said...

Absolutley STUNNING Kim... WOW!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful card Kim! Lots of details. Nice soft colors!!