Thursday, January 12, 2012

Emboss Resist meets "Mixed Bunch"

For my first techniques class (in a series of 5 classes), starting on Jan 20th, we are doing emboss resist and 3-D stamping techniques.  Check my "Events Calendar" if you're interested in joining these classes. 
This card features the emboss resist technique AND the brand new stamp set, "Mixed Bunch" with it's matching Blossom punch from the new Occasions mini.

I stamped the flowers in Versamark ink on Whisper White cardstock, then embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Next, I sponged Pacific Point ink over the flower, which makes the white, clear embossed image stand out.  Take a paper towel and rub over the embossing and remove any residual ink -- the embossing resists the ink, and only allows the non-embossed areas to be inked.  I then punched out the flower, using the new Blossom punch, and layered it onto my card, using one of the polka dotted In Color brads, and a new brad from a pack of brads you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration (which starts Jan 24th).  Other fabulous products featured on these cards, are the Large Sizzlit Doily die, the Adorning Accents edgelits and their matching embossing folders, the tiny tag punch and stamp set, and the Blossom Petals punch (for the leaves).  The new doily die takes a little effort to poke out all the extra parts, but the result is stunning and so worth the work!  A couple of tips -- slightly roll your doily after you cut it out, and some of the chad will start to "pop" out.  Use a lint roller to roll over it -- the extra pieces stick to the roller.  AND, when all that fails, use your trusty paper piercer and park yourself in front of the trash can and poke away, being careful to only poke through the doily!
My color scheme here, is brighter than my usual fair -- I think I was longing for some color in my life right about now! -- Pacific Point, Lucky Limeade, and Riding Hood Red.  It definitely would brighten one's day! :)
Happy Stamping -- and be sure to check out the new Occasions mini -- upper right hand corner.  So many fabulous products to get inspired and excited about! 
Card stock: Riding hood red, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Riding hood Red, Pacific Point
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Tiny Tags
Accessories: Blossom punch, Tiny tag punch, Riding Hood red taffeta ribbon (retired), Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, In Color polka dotted brads, Adorning Accents edgelits and embossing folders, Blossom Petals punch

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