Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month our theme is “Technique Savvy”, and we’re highlighting our favorite techniques. I have lots of favorites, and one of those is Watercolor Emboss Resist.
I started with an Old Olive card base, 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. Then I embossed the leaves in white all over a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of watercolor paper. I wet the leaves, then sprinkled on Brusho (Brilliant Red, Gamboge, Yellow). After the leaves dried, I filled in the spaces outside the leaves with Mossy Meadow. Then I went back in and added more Brilliant Red to the leaves to get a more concentrated color.
After the watercolor paper dried, I glued it down to the Old Olive card base, then added the sentiment. First I cut out the little white tag with the Christmas Tags thinlits die, then stamped the “Thankful” on the tag in Mango Melody. I tied a piece of Mossy Meadow Cotton Twine, from the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, through the hole in the tag. I punched a piece of Poppy Parade with the Everyday Label punch, then put the sentiment on top of the Poppy Parade punchout with Dimensionals. I added the whole sentiment label to the tag using more Dimensionals.
Inside the card, I added a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White. I stamped more leaves on this panel in Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade, and Mango Melody.
I hope you enjoyed my project today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!
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