Wednesday, May 20, 2009

In Color Embossing... a TIP!

Yes, it's Diva day again! And look at this gorgeous color combination we had to work with! Shouldn't have been much of a challenge, but I managed to make it one! This is one of those cases where combining challenges doesn't always make for an easier card. I loved this sketch from the Clean & Simple Stamping Blog that I've mentioned in the past and just really wanted to use it... but the great outdoors is calling me today so I just had to use both challenges together.

I think I will try this color combo again to see if I get more of the look I was hoping for. Not that I dislike my card, it's just not where I thought it would go. Anyway, I have a little TIP for you! Have you ever wanted to emboss something in an ink color (like an In Color) that you don't own in the craft formula? Well, let me tell you how you CAN emboss those wonderful colors! First you ink your stamp with VERSAMARK then, before stamping, ink it again with your ink color (Riding Hood Red in my sample). Then stamp and emboss as you normally would! That's it- easy as pie, eh?!

I felt that this butterfly should be embossed since I knew I wanted to color in the leaves (to fulfill my color requirements) but red ink is known to bleed fairly easily. Embossing always resolves that problem. Once it was done I just used my markers to fill in the open areas, buffed with a clean tissue and voila!

Well, that's what I've got for you today. I hope you like it. Please take a moment to go check out the DIVA blog. We'd love to have you play along with our challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!
SUO Supplies
Stamps: Great Friend
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Always Artichoke
Ink: Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Versamark
Accessories: Scallop border punch, Clear EP, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery and Always Artichoke markers, Kraft taffeta ribbon


  1. Wow Kristen, This is gorgeous! The butterfly really pops off the frame.. Like the first sign of spring out of a cold winter. Stunning

  2. I love how this turned out, really pretty. those colors remind me of the pretty Holiday paper SU carried, with the poinsettas. that is a great sketch! Love what you did with it.

  3. Kristen, This is a very pretty card!

  4. You did a great job on this card Kristen, love it !

  5. That is so beautiful! Wow! Nice job, Kristin!

  6. Your card turned out very elegant! Greetings.

  7. Totally gorgeous! Love the mix of green leaves on the kraft paper, looks marvelous!

  8. Thanks for the reminder about this cool trick. Love this color combo and composition - Jean

  9. Your card is beautiful!

  10. LOVE IT.... I don't even know what to say... The Red butterfly just pops right of the page!



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