Hello! I see spring in our future!!
Here is a card I made with the Hostess set Because I Care. This set is such a pretty one!
It uses both "double embossing" and "Mosaic or emboss resist". It just so happens that the challenge over at PPA this week asks to see some embossing,so this will be my entry for PPA86,AND I hope that I will show you something FUN to do with your scraps of RUBBER!
Double Embossing is done by first running your piece of CS through an impressions folder-in this case I used our Stampin' Up! Elegant Lines Folder with a piece of pear pizzazz. Then run it through a second time with our Tulips Embossing Folder. The folder that you emboss with secondly will show up more raised that your first impression. Pretty cool,huh?
Now onto the Mosaic piece!
I do this by first stamping and watercoloring my image-I used the hydrangea from the hostess set 'Because I Care'. I then make my own mosaic by using my scrap rubber!! You know the extra rubber that comes around your die stamps? Yep-that's what I use.
To do this, I use our rubber scissors and cut abstract shapes. I used the clear mount for this,but you could just as well make this on a wood block with the rubber from our wood stamps. The rubber was placed in a pattern on my clear block,like this:
Stamp over your watercolored image with the above mosaic stamp in versa mark ink and then emboss with clear embossing powder. Then using a sponge, sponge your ink(I used sahara hand) in a circular pattern. Your ink will only fall between the 'cracks'.
For the rest of the card: I stamped the dot to dot stamp set in white ink on rose red. I adhered my above embossed pieces on my card front. I used a small black strip(stamped in white ink with the long flowered piece from 'Because I care' set also-but I don't think we see it to well in the pic!)
I tuck this under a flower I made with our sizzlets floral fusion die,using whisper white CS,sponged with the rose red. A pear pizzazz glimmer brad adds the finishing touch in the center of my flower.
Hope you enjoyed and learned a fun technique as well!!
Until Next Thought,