Good Morning Ladies
I hope that you are all well, it has been chilly and very windy here yesterday afternoon and evening, I just could not get my feet warm, I just can't sleep with cold feet either, I usually tuck them under Paul's legs and that does the trick, but he was sound asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow last night so I didn't want to disturb him, so I am going to make a hot water bottle tonight and be prepared!
I was so busy yesterday, making my Onstage Swaps all day that I almost forgot to make a card to post, so I downed tools at 10pm and picked up new tools to rustle up a couple of cards to share with you. I wanted to try the Emboss Resist Technique with the Ombre effect, so I took my Beautiful Blizzard Snowflake stamps and stamped two backgrounds, I used white embossing powder on the Green card and Clear embossing powder on the Yellow/Blue card, just to do a comparison, I have to say the results were pretty similar when using white card.
The shades of Green are all Stamping Up inks, I used Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Coastal Cabana, I applied them with my Inkyliscious Brushes to start with, then went over with a blending tool to try and get a smoother look. I the Die cut the 'Happy Holidays' sentiment from the Merry Christmas Die set in both whisper white and Garden Green and layered the two together, although I could not get the darker colour to show up in the photo. I chose not to add any other embellishments to keep the card relatively simple.
My second card was embossed with clear embossing powder, I then used Distress Oxide inks: Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean, I will add that they blend together a lot easier and took less blending due to the nature of the chalky ink, I love this combination of colours, even though they aren't traditional Christmas colours, this time after the ink was dry I stamped the 'Christmas ' from the 'Merry Christmas to All' stamp set straight onto the Twisted Citron Ink, I added white embossing powder then heat set. I stamped the happy onto the same colour card that I used for the card base and once again embossed it in white ink, I die cut with a die from the same set added foam pads and placed above the 'Christmas' for a different look.
I really enjoyed playing with the inks for these two cards, I was a relief from the monotony of die cutting the same embellishments over and over again.
Have everything crossed that Sue is coming over today, so that I can delegate some die cutting, while I assemble the swap gifts. xxx
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you