My card, today, is using a new technique to me, it is called Colour on Colour Emboss resist. Here is my card and then I will show you how I did the background.
Firstly, I chose 4 complimentary inks and just randomly blended them on a piece of white card. The colours I used were Close to My Heart - Clover Meadow, Sorbet, Cranberry and Heavenly Blue.
Let the ink dry a little and then run over it with an antistatic pad. This will help get rid of any bits so that you can get a better result with your embossing.
Now you have to use a clear embossing ink. The difficult part of this is actually seeing what you have stamped, so try and work your way methodically, yet randomly, across your paper. Choose a stamp, that suits the theme of your card.
Once you have stamped your image over your paper, dust you images with clear embossing powder. Then using your heat gun, go over all your images, they will start to pop as the embossing powder melts. Make sure you do all your images. You can just make them out below.
Next, you need to take a complimentary ink colour, but darker than the others, I used another CTMH ink pad colour - Lagoon. Using your blending tool, go all over you image lightly with this darker colour, suddenly your butterflies will really start to show.
Finally, just get a tissue and buff up all of the images, thus removing any excess ink off the embossed images.
There you have it, a lovely background for your card.
I found this technique on Gina K Stamps and she has a great video here!
For my card I used this following sketch for a challenge at Crafty Catz.
The flower is another one of my daughter's, Shannon, homemade flowers. I do not own any punches, other than a corner rounder, so I used a decorative scissors to do the corner accents.
The Thank You stamp, is a Studio112 stamp from the bargain bucket at Joanns and was inked up with Memento Tuxedo Black. All the edges, of all the layers were inked with the CTMH Lagoon ink pad. The inside butterfly is from a Recollections stamp set and again inked with Memento Tuxedo Black.
I hope you have enjoyed this new to me technique and that perhaps you will give it a go. Have fun :-)
This card is being entered in the following challenges.
Crafty Catz - Challenge #178: Sketchie Time (closes 18 Apr)
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Challenge: May Flowers (closes 19 Apr)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #18: Anything Goes (closes 26 Apr)
Lexi's Creations - Challenge #88: Add Lace and/or Ribbon (closes 27 Apr)
Card Makin Mamas - Challenge: Time for Ribbon (closes 26 Apr)
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #143: Focus on the Sentiment (closes 22 Apr)
Cuttin and Stampin - Challenge #15: Thank You Card (closes 22 Apr)
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