Saturday, November 15, 2014

Grateful For You Emboss Resist Cards

Happy Saturday!  I've been doing lots of stamping yesterday and today, and am looking forward to showing you what I've made (just need to get some pictures taken, hopefully during the day tomorrow!).  Hope you are having a great weekend, too.  

Our weather here in California has turned brisk, and it really finally feels like autumn.  I'm really enjoying all the beautiful colors on our trees as well.  So, I thought it would be the perfect day to share these cards, which I created using the For All Things stamp set and a type of emboss resist technique that I believe is either called Emerging Color or Joseph's Coat (although you might have to start with glossy card stock for that one, and I just started with Very Vanilla).  Anyway, here's the first card:

Here's a close up so you can see how the Antique Brad turned out when colored with my Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities:

And, here's the inside of the card:

Here's a second version I did, using a different color scheme and different technique for the color under the embossing:

For the first card, I started by sponging color onto my Very Vanilla card stock.  I used Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede and a little Always Artichoke:

For the second card, I used stamps from the For All Things set to create color blocks instead:

For both cards, after I added the colors to my card stock, I embossed the leaves, using Versamark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.  This allows the colors underneath to show through the embossing.  Then, I sponged darker colors onto the top.  For the first card, I used Blackberry Bliss.  For the second card, I used multiple colors.  I started with some Baked Brown Sugar:

Then, I added some Soft Suede:

 And, I finished off with some Early Espresso:

Although I do like both cards, I think the color combination on the first one is my favorite.  How about you?

Supplies Used for these cards:

Stamps:  For All Things
Ink:  Versamark, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Blackberry Bliss
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape (fun to layer!!!), Antique Brads, Linen Thread

Thanks so much for visiting!

- Michelle


Anonymous said...

I like the first one, too, Michelle. Very pretty card(s), but a lot of work to mass produce! ;o) So glad the weather's finally turned!

Happy Stampin'!

Michelle VanWiggeren said...

Thanks, Connie! Yes, a bit of work to mass produce! Definitely feels like fall . . . hoping we get some real rain soon!