Dramatic Emboss Resist Background with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! 

Congratulations, you have made it to the weekend! 
I hope you all have had an amazing week :)

In the past few months I've seen these beautiful dark ink blended backgrounds that have been trending in our crafty corner of the world and honestly, I'm a big fan. 

I wanted to create that look but with just a little more interest. How am I going to add that interest you ask? 
Emboss Resist. 
It's a staple technique in card making that's been a round five-ever. 


I started with some robin's egg colored cardstock from our new Over The Rainbow Cardstock Pack and the Grateful Heart stamp set. 

I adore this color cardstock and wanted the color to still shine through in the finished design. I stamped the largest image for the Grateful Heart stamp set in Versamark ink and heat set it using clear embossing powder. The clear embossing powder "resists" the added ink we put on top of it trapping the original color underneath. 


For that really dramatic color in the background I used Distress Inks. You can absolutely use whatever inks you love for ink blending to accomplish this. I just love the richer color that distress inks provide. I started with my lightest color, completely covering the cardstock. I then added progressively darker ink colors coming in from the edges. Which each consecutive color you can see more and more of the emboss resist since the lighter "trapped" color contrasts the darker ink we're applying. 


For my focal point I stamped two of the smaller flowers and one bud. I colored all the images with my copic markers. For the base of the two larger flowers I colored them a yellow gold. Because Copic markers are transparent I could then go in with my oranges and add some color variation. In nature flowers are seldom just one color so this technique adds a bit more interest to the flowers themselves. 


I stamped and heat embossed my sentiments and send everything through my die cutting machine. I adhered the sentiment and flowers with a mix of glue and foam adhesive for added dimension then finished it off with some sequins from our Like Magic mix.  

You can check out the entire card from start to finish in the video below! 


Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Have an amazing weekend! 


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YOU'RE PRETTY - NICE AND NEAT DIES
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OVER THE RAINBOW ASSORTED CARDSTOCK PACK
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Rainbow Butterlyies with Daria Grushina [VIDEO]


Hello-hello Awesome People!

Daria here. Today, I am playing with Butterfly Beauties - the newest stamp set from our February Release. It is been a while, but I finally managed to film a video. It is getting lighter outside these days, spring is close. And it is easier to catch a day light. So, here is a video showing the process of how this card has been made:


Here are more close up photos:


I started with stamping butterflies around the corners of my panel in Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Then, I heat embossed them in clear embossing powder from Hero Arts and coloured with watercolours.


As I made a mistake while colouring, I went out of the lines, I die-cut all the images and adhered them to the cardbase with foam squares. The sentiment is from the same stamp-set. 



Hope you like these simple idea and will give it a try. 

xoxo
D.
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Butterfly Beauties with Mindy Eggen

Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a wonderful start to your week. Today I am sharing more inspiration using the February Release from Neat & Tangled.


The design of these butterflies on the new Butterfly Beauties is so gorgeous! The jewel in the center makes a great focal point too.


Coloring them can seem a little overwhelming so today I kept the coloring very simple. I stamped the image in copic friendly ink. Then, I colored with copic markers but instead of coloring each line individually, I colored the entire image at once. I kept the darkest towards the body of the butterfly and the lightest on the edges. I used the colors E59, E39, RV29 and R35. To add contrast, I went over some of the areas with a 110 copic marker.


For the background, I wanted to keep it subtle. I stamped the Heartfelt Thanks image onto Fog card stock with Jellyfish Ink. Then mounted to a white card base.


I also used the Geometric Coordinating die to cut out a diamond from Gold Glitter card stock and added to the center of the card. Before attaching my butterfly with foam squares, I stamped a sentiment from the Butterfly Beauties stamp set.


To add just a touch of shimmer, I went over the black areas of my butterfly with the Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer pen.


Can you have too many butterfly stamps in your collection? Absolutely not. This set is begging to be added to your stash.


I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration.



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