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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Trying Emboss Resist

After watching Gina K's Stamp TV segment a few days ago, I have been wanting to try this technique. I found both of these papers from Jo-Ann's open stock area, I hate not having a computer in my craft room anymore, I always forget something and tonight is is who made the paper! The image was stamped in Versa-Mark and then covered with clear ultra think embossing powder. I then took some giant sponge daubers and sponged the entire white panel  with VersaMagic Mango and Pixie Dust. After that I decided that it needed a little bit of shimmer so I added a little Brilliance Pearl Beige. I used a sponge to wipe the excess ink off my embossed area and that was it. I used a SU ticket corner punch to notch in the corners. Some ribbon from Hobby Lobby and some pearl Dew Drops finished off my card.  This is the card that we will be making at church on Friday night. I will try to find some simple sentiments that we can add for everyone to personalize their cards.

About the stamp I used: I have mentioned that my Mom is the queen of the yard sale. She found me about 10 sets of Stampin Up sets one day. I am not sure what the names of most of these sets are, I have identified a couple from old catalogs, but not all of them. Some were in the clam shells but some were just in plastic sandwich bags. They stamp the same though, so I was happy with them! Speaking of Mom, she is definitely going to be able to go on the Girl's Weekend with us! She has never been to Nashville, Indiana before so she should have a great time. Before she commited though, she made sure she didn't have to take the Copic class. My sis-in-law will enjoy Papertrix, but the moms are not paper crafters and they will be shopping elsewhere. I am still so very excited and counting the days!

Quickly, this is a picture of one the rhododendrons that is in my front yard. They just started blooming on Sunday. Kip lived in this house for three years before we got married and they never bloomed. The first spring after we got married they erupted in blooms. I tease him about that, that love had to live here first. Ahhh, isn't that sweet? I can be so corny at times. Have a great night.

24 comments:

Michelle said...

Awwwweee that's not corny at all! that's is utterly sweet.. :) awwweeeeeeee....lol...what a beautiful flower!

Before I forget! I've never tried the embossin resist and you did a nice job on it...

now back to the love that bloomed before...lol..as the saga continues next week....lol...

Grace said...

I love it! Corny or not... I think it's sweet! GORGEOUS bloom!!! Your card came out great! I love emboss resist... I often forget to use it but I always love the look you get! Thanks for reminding me!

Scrubbysue said...

This came out great gina! emboss resist is pretty cool isn't it? I LOVE the flower too! beautiful!!! I would LOVE to look at those everyday. = )

Michelle said...

your emboss resist card turned out lovely..and the photograph is magnificent! TFS both!

Becky said...

This came out great! And I love the pearls. And what a gorgeous picture of this flower.

Anne said...

very nice-fun technique!

Stephanie said...

Boy..I need to go with your mom to yard sales. All I ever come across are random coffee mugs for 25 cents :) Love the technique!

Cheryl Walker said...

Very very pretty!!! LOve the technique you used on this!!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

That is so sweet about the flowers blooming!

When I have a few minutes I'm going to head over to Stamp TV and watch some videos. Great card and the image you used is perfect for that technique.

peggysue said...

That's very sweet, what a gorgeous blossom, and I agree with your theory, whether its true or not it sounds good! Emboss resists is a fun technique, isn't it? Have fun with all of your garage sale finds.

Jennifer Scull said...

I yhink that is from Art of Life, but I'd have to dig through all my bajillions of sets to be sure. It is a gorgeous set! and a beautiful card that you have created with it! love that paper you chose! :)

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

oh i wish we were in a hardiness zone that allowed rhododendrons to grow.

i love the splash of "mango" on your card. it looks so pretty and elegant.

Karen from PA said...

Beautiful card and what a great photo of the flower! I love your theory and I have to agree with you. Amazing things happen when love is involved.

Loretta Rodger said...

Oh love this technique. You did a wonderful job with it! Very pretty!

Kay said...

What a pretty card - very soft and elegant. Sometimes understated is just the way to go!
Love the flower picture and the romantic story - everyone say aaahhh!

The Wired Angel said...

I don't think it's corny!! It's fate.. the photo is beautiful, but I also love your card. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day.. and keep that love flowing in that house!

MiamiKel said...

What a brilliant card! This is fabulous!!

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow, your flowers are just gorgeous! We are just starting to bloom here. Hurry up Spring!

Your card is lovely! nic ejob choosing complimentary colors for the emboss resist! This is a fun technique!

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Gina! Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog, I wanted to come and see yours! Love your work and I love this post. It's funny, when we got married at my aunt's place, she had planted roses just for the occassion and do you know, they went nuts every yr after. So I love your comment!

Katy said...

What a beautiful flower. The color is wonderful.My fav. too!

BananaStamper said...

What a gorgeous close up shot - I see a beautiful card being made with it!

Rosella said...

What a great emboss resist card! Love it!!

Mary said...

Pretty card - the DP is beautiful!! As is that flower - so springy!!

laos348 said...

This came out so pretty - great job on the emboss resist.