Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Emerging Color Technique - Extreme Elements

Here is a card I stamped for a Birthday swap hosted by a demonstrator friend of mine. I used the Stampin' Up! set Extreme Elements as well as the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Hostess Level I stamp set Afterthoughts.  I also used the ribbon from a FREE Sale-A-Bration item - the Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon. This was a fun card to create and I think the technique is called Emerging Color. It is a variation, or stepped-up version, of Emboss Resist. We'll be making this card at my February Technique Club event.

Trina also overlooked my 'mistake' and helped me out - this particular swap asked for full cards and envelopes - but I forgot the envelopes. She provided the envelopes for me, stamped them to coordinate and I so much appreciate her! Here's a closer look at the Emerging Color Technique.

To create this card, I first stamped a few of the smaller images from the Extreme Elements stamp set in a variety of colors. I stamped the stars in Daffodil Delight, the flourish in Melon Mambo and the dotted image in Tempting Turquoise - all randomly on the piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then I wiped it with my Embossing Buddy and stamped the large splotchy image from Extreme Elements over these in VersaMark ink. I heat embossed this with Clear Embossing Powder. The Embossing Buddy keeps the Embossing Powder on the VersaMark image only, with no stray powder sticking to my colored stamped images. Finally I used my Brayer to roll on a layer of Pumpkin Pie ink, well saturated, over the entire cardstock piece. I wiped the heat embossed area with a tissue to remove the ink from the embossed area, revealed the stamped background.

{Inside}
Recipe:
Stamps: Grunge Rock, Afterthoughts
Ink: VersaMark, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Polka Dot Texture Folder, Circles #2 Die for the Big shot, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon (SAB)



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3 comments:

Pammybaby said...

Very very cute!

Ellen Pruett (aka Chipper) said...

Love the "happiness" in the emergng color technique!!! I would love to receive that card.

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