Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Emboss-Resist Snowflakes

Take my word...this looks better IRL, LOL!! The scanner does weird things to the colors. Anyway...this started out being for a color challenge, which was Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, and Bordering Blue. TRUST ME...it looked baaaad with the eggplant!! I think because the blue and green are so soft and that dark purple was too harsh on this.

The technique is called Emboss-Resist. Here's what you do...first, emboss the white snowflakes on glossy white c.s., then, use a sponge to rub the inks (one at a time!) in circular motion over the snowflakes. After you're done, if needed, you can take a kleenex and wipe off excess ink from the flakes. The embossed part "resists" the ink!! Pretty cool, huh??

For the blue edge, I took the guide off my stair step punch and punched in a line, the length of the c.s. (5 1/2"), then I taped it to the backside and adhered to card front! The "Thank You" sentiment is stamped on vellum paper and adhered with Bordering Blue eyelets.

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