I can’t believe we are down to the last two days of the Blog Hop. Have you had a chance to check out the other Pages? I had a chance to scroll through the other members of the Hop and I am wowed by their artwork. These are some seriously talented ladies.
Today I am sharing another card made with the Petal Palette stamp set. The branch from this set works perfectly for the emboss-resist technique. If you haven’t ever tried this technique, this is a really fun one and it’s rather simple too. What you want to do is stamp and then heat emboss your image in the same color or clear embossing powder. For this card, I used white watercolor paper and white embossing powder. The next step for emboss-resist is to color over the top of the image. Then you’ll wipe away the ink off the stamped image. And you’ll end up with a beautiful background around your stamped image.
For this background, I used the Prussian Blue from the new Brusho color crystals line. The Brusho crystals work amazingly well on watercolor paper because this paper is designed to absorb a lot of water. And the more water you add to the Brusho, the more vibrant the color.
I love the swirl effect I got with the Brusho this time. That’s one of the amazing things about Brusho – every project looks a little different. To get this look, you want to spritz the Brusho enough that it dissolves, but not so much that the paper is saturated. If you’re looking for a more solid color, you would keep spraying water until your paper was saturated. After you’ve spritzed the Brusho, be sure to go back and wipe off the stamped image so it really pops.
I almost forgot to tell you how I got the long wide oval piece for the “thank you”. After stamping and heat embossing the thank you, I punched it out using the Pretty Label Punch. Then I cut off both the top and the bottom, leaving just the long oval in the center. This is just another way to stretch your stamps and get more use out of them.
Since it’s Thanksgiving weekend, there’s one more thing to be thankful for… That’s right, a Stampin Up sale! For the first 24 hours, Stampin Up will have a number of stamp sets on sale at really great prices. Tuesday through Sunday, Stampin Up is adding some of my favorite framelits and dies to the sale. And we’ll close out Cyber Monday with a bang with FREE SHIPPING! Now you have no excuse to not snag those stamps you’ve been eyeing.
A brand new product?!? Say what?!? Yes, the Stampin Blends markers are available to purchase starting November 1st. The Stampin Blends markers are alcohol based markers and they help you create beautiful coloring with shading. Check out the Orchid in this picture. It is stunning. You really get the depth of the flower with the lighter and darker areas. With a little bit of practice, you’ll have these markers mastered in no time.